Thursday, November 11, 2004

Veterans Day

It is a holiday that most people don’t pay much attention to. The eleventh day of the eleventh month started as Armistice Day marking the end of the First World War, a day that should certainly be celebrated. With the end of the Second World War and the cease fire of the Korean conflict, it was decided that all veterans should be recognized with a national holiday, a day where we remember the sacrifices made for freedom.

On a related subject, the Veterans Day airing of Saving Private Ryan on ABC television has become an issue for many ABC affiliates who will not air the movie. Saving Private Ryan is a movie that pays tribute to the Veterans of World War II, and the ABC stations should show the film, regardless of what the FCC might do to them. If the fighting men on the beaches of Normandy used the F word, than damnit, that’s the way it was, so let their story be told. I would be fine with my children watching this movie when they reach an age to understand the war. And before then, they can go to bed early. ABC airs warnings for parents, the rating is TV-MA LV, if your TV is set up to let your kids watch TV-MA LV shows and you complain, well, its your own fault. To bad the news broke to late for anyone to do anything about this.

1 comment:

A1 Success Force said...

Our local ABC affiliate was one that chose not to air "Saving Private Ryan". What a shame. To cancel the showing of this movie because of what *might* happen strikes me as a total slap in the face to the exact kinds of things these men were fighting for.