Americans sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because dedicated men and women stand ready to do violence on their behalf. – A banner in the base camp of the 82nd Airborne in Iraq (ca. 2004)
“Rest easy, sleep well, my brothers. Know the line has held, your job is done. Rest easy, sleep well. Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held. Peace, peace, and farewell…” — Inscription at Arlington National Cemetery (authorship unknown)
If you’re new to my blog, then be forewarned that I love top ten lists. This particular list combines my interest in World War II and American actors whose performances I have enjoyed and appreciated over the years.