On this day each year we force ourselves to remember some of the darkest moments in human history. We also commemorate some of humanity’s greatest triumphs of strength and spirit. We remember the men and women who have bravely sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
This is exemplified in the book, Band of Brothers. It is the account of the men of Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, who fought, went hungry, froze, and died. A company that took 150 percent casualties and considered the Purple Heart a badge of office. The book draws on hours of interviews with survivors as well as the soldiers’ journals and letters. Stephen Ambrose tell the stories — often in the soldiers’ own words — of these American heroes.
Band Of Brothers is a fabulous book and was made into an HBO series co-produced by Stephen Spielberg and Tom Hanks. The stories of the men of Easy Company will touch your heart, and are ones that you will always remember.
Take a moment to reflect and honour the soldiers that have fought and continue to fight for our freedom.