Maybe it's because of our military heritage, but Tony and I are suckers for war movies. Granted, it took me three nights to get through Saving Private Ryan , but learning about the "Greatest Generation" who fought in World War II leaves me a bit nostalgic for a time when honor and duty ruled the day. But over the Christmas break, we took it to the extreme. Tony got the HBO series Band of Brothers for Christmas from his mom, along with a book by two members of Easy Company that were followed in the series. So we've been watching a couple of parts each night together. It has been simply amazing. Then on Friday, Tony and I went to the new Tom Cruise movie, Valkyrie. I hold no special esteem for Mr. Cruise, but this movie was fantastic. And a story that I had never heard before. Add to that that I am currently reading The Cider House Rules that takes place partially in the 1940's (and Megs just finished The Book Thief) and I've made a case for extreme World War II mania.
Do you have a favorite war movie that is inspiring to you??
**If you haven't seen Band of Brothers, you can click on the link in this post and view the official trailer.**