This weekend is Memorial Day - not Thank A Veteran Day. It used to be called Decoration Day, when people would go and decorate the graves of the fallen with flowers. It is a day set aside for those who gave that last measure of sacrifice.
I am frequently quite harsh in my opinion of Hollywood, but every now and again something remarkable emerges from that Gomorrah. Saving Private Ryan was such a film, one that is perfect for this weekend of remembrance.
John Williams wrote a remarkable score for the film, and this finale to the soundtrack perfectly captures the mood of the survivors, looking back. Ave atque vale.