Saturday, March 10, 2012

Act of Valor

Last night I went to see the film, "Act of Valor."  First I have to say it is Rated R so make sure you get parental permission to see it. :-)  It was very good, and the cool thing was the fact that the actors were really Navy Seals!  These men really do what they potray on the screen.  When the movie is over you just sit there amazed at what these men do everyday.  Quickly I was so thankful for our Armed Forces who risk their life to make sure we have freedom, protection, and liberty.  How do you say Thank You for that?  I don't know but every time I meet a member of our armed forces I say Thank You!

They ended the movie with this poem from Tecumseh.  Tecumseh was a native american warrior.  What he says about dying is moving, and it was a great way to end the film.  Also the movie has been out for a while, and it was a sold out crowd last night.  As the poem was being read in the film you could hear many sobs and sniffles.  So of course that made me cry more!

“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.
When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”
~ Chief Tecumseh (Poem from Act of Valor the Movie)

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