Today is Veterans Day, and it’s not just important but necessary that we honor those who have served and are serving in our armed forces. The good news is we want to honor those who put their lives on the line for us here at home. The slightly awkward part is sometimes determining exactly what the best way to accomplish this recognition?
Is thanking a veteran enough? Most are humble, choosing to step aside from the spotlight of elaborate recognition. What do they prefer, particularly when it occurs serendipitously in a casual setting?
As part of his surprise visit to Saturday Night Live for an appearance on ‘Weekend Update,’ Lt. Com. Dan Crenshaw had a damn good idea.
Plus a few great laughs were had alongside SNL cast member Pete Davidson who righted a wrong from a week ago in classy–and entertaining–fashion.
Never Forget is right.
Happy Veterans Day.
The United States won the “space race” against the Soviets on July 20, 1969. This long, dedicated pursuit and historic flight to space–through the lens of Neil Armstrong–is the focus of the film ‘First Man.’
Seems straightforward, right?
And yet there has been controversy recently surrounding the forthcoming film ‘First Man’ because there isn’t a scene that depicts the American flag literally being planted on the moon. While I will withhold final judgment until after seeing this movie, it seems like a bad call by a director–Damien Chazelle–who has made so many right calls in his young, burgeoning filmmaking career.
Without getting into the weeds here, the moon landing was an American achievement that inspired this country and the world.
That’s just reality.
Another reality is that the third trailer for ‘First Man’ is the best one yet.
Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, but he did so with the help and support of an entire nation back on earth.
That fact can’t be omitted from history.
John McCain died this past Saturday at the towering age of 81. He was an American hero in war, a noble role model in politics and, most importantly, in life.
RIP John McCain: An American Maverick.