Friday, November 06, 2009

America, Why I Love Her!


Anyone who knows me, know that I am a dyed in the wool, die hard, true blue John Wayne fan. He is the epitome of the great American. I know he had his faults, but he never failed to stand up for this country.

After hearing about the shooting in Fort Hood, my heart went out to all those families who are affected by this tragedy and for some reason, this poem spoken by John Wayne came to my mind. Regardless of what happens, how bad we think things are, or how corrupt we feel our government is, we still live in the greatest land on the planet.

Here is a link to the reading of this great poem:
http://sagebrushpatriot.com/america.htm

What is your favorite John Wayne movie?
Did you like his westerns or military films best?
Have you ever noticed that regardless of the film, there is at least one fight--many times in a bar?
Have you ever noticed that the same people were in his films time and again, and even when those people were no longer around, their children were?
Did you know there is at least one movie where he is a singing cowboy? It's a B movie, but it's out there.
Did you know his film company Batjack was the name of a ship in one of his earliest films?

Oh, and this last picture is of my hero, my dad who served in WWII, and who has been gone for several years now.

Hope you are having a beautiful Friday. Pray for our country. Love one another.









3 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh yes, I love John Wayne too. I love most all his movies...can't think of one that I did not like except the two movies that he died in. He should not have ever died in a movie!!!!

With Veteran's Day coming up it is nice to see you post a picture of your dad.

Have a great weekend...I plan to.

#1daughter said...

Papa & John Wayne. Sometimes I thought Papa wasas tough as John Wayne acted!

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