Movie Madness Monday 67: We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches edition
For all my foreign friends who still pop by, let me explain that today is Memorial Day (originally called "Decoration Day"), the day in which we remember our military veterans, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country.
In honor of this day, I give you quotes from one of the classic films I like to watch on Memorial Day.
"This is the story of a squad of marines, a rifle squad."
"Stryker knows his business."
"So did Jack the Ripper."
"I've been thinking, why do men get married during a war?"
"It's the worst time."
"I fooled around but I never thought about marriage. I know a lot of girls back in the States but... I think it's because when you get out here you're close to things. You realise way down inside, no matter how much you try not to think about it, that maybe something's got your number on... and you want to leave a bit of yourself behind. Doesn't matter if it's a boy or a girl, just so long as you won't be forgotten. There'll be someone who'd never have lived if it hadn't been for you. Am I right?"
"Trading real estate for men."
"How old are you?"
"Well, eighteen... going on eighteen."
"We heard that the squad leader's tough."
"There are rumours to that effect."
"Tough sergeants roll off my knife!"
"You're gonna find your first few days with Sergeant Stryker very interesting."
"All right, saddle up."
****Weekend Update: Saddle up, pilgrims! John Wayne and his men are going to take
I love John Wayne! I love this movie!
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