Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day, and a Little Wisdom from Andy Rooney

In researching the first US bombing involvement in Europe in World War II for Strachan's Attic, I came across this news story from my favorite curmudgeon, Andy Rooney. In fact, I read the whole thing with considerable interest before I realized whose by-line it was. (And see how vulnerable this guy looked before television got him.)

66 years later, his article is worth reading again: © The Stars and Stripes, February 27, 1943

And last night on 60 Minutes from CBS, Andy Rooney presented his tribute to Memorial Day with that understated insight he's famous for. What he said, as usual, was spot on. The guy gives me goose bumps.

Even if you saw it last night, check out this link to the segment, entitled "On Lives Taken". His comments, generations after that other war story from 1943, are worthy of consideration a second or third time, and again after that - maybe even 66 years from now...although I won't be doing the looking...

I love you, Mr. Rooney.

1 comment:

Melissa Marsh said...

Excellent commentary by Andy Rooney.

I watched The Longest Day yesterday - that movie never fails to show me just how vast and awesome World War II was.