Monday, August 30, 2010

Review: Band of Brothers (2001)

Genre: Drama

"Band of Brothers" followed the exploits of Easy Company of the 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division during WWII. The soldiers came from different parts of the USA but were bonded forever by their experiences in the European Theatre of the war. The German general in the last episode could not have said it more eloquently. I'm sure Major Winters shared the same sentiments:

"Men, it's been a long war, it's been a tough war. You've fought bravely, proudly for your country. You're a special group. You've found in one another a bond that exists only in combat, among brothers. You've shared foxholes, held each other in dire moments. You've seen death and suffered together. I'm proud to have served with each and every one of you. You all deserve long and happy lives in peace."

The same must be said of the men and women of the Philippine armed forces who serve to protect our country... thankless and under-appreciated their job may be.