Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Alamo (MGM 1960)

The Alamo has to rank right up there with all of the great American stories of guts and sacrifice; Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Iwo Jima, D-Day, Flight United 93 and countless others. These are the kind of stories that we should pass on to the young ones to help them understand that their freedom was paid for by the courage and blood of others. I am proud to say that John Wayne's 1960 epic The Alamo is Edge's Conservative Movie of the Week! If you have not seen it...SEE IT! It is long, but worth every second!

I just wonder what all those guys would think about our border situation today. Keep that in mind when you watch this film, huh?

And as they say down in the great state of Texas...REMEMBER THE ALAMO!

Again here is the movie review from IMDb.

The legendary true story of a small band of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in hopeless combat against a massive Mexican army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas. To be able to stop them, General Sam Huston needs time to get his main force into shape. To buy that time he orders Colonel William Travis to defend a small mission on the Mexicans' route at all costs. Travis' small troop is swelled by groups accompanying Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett, but as the situation becomes ever more desperate Travis makes it clear there will be no shame if they leave while they can.

Here is the trailer.

Music from The Alamo.


Z said...

edge, I saw your comment to Pinky.
you and your family are in my prayers. z

EDGE said...

Thanks Z,

My fam had some bad news this weekend. But I know things will work there way out. Thanks for the prayers! That's very thoughtful!

kevin said...

Sorry to hear about the bad news Edge. You are in my prayers as well.

Brooke said...

Wow, that's a good one I haven't seen since I was a kid!

Brooke said...

I didn't see the comment a t Pinky's place?

Are you all OK? You've got my prayers!

EDGE said...

Z, Kev & Brooke,

My mom's health isn't doing well and of course everyone in my fam is concerned.

Not exactly what my Dad wanted for Father's day. Thanks for the prayers!

Anonymous said...


Six years ago on June 12, on the day of my daughter's funeral, we got news that my mom had cancer. It was, by far, the worst day of my life. However, mom is now well, completely cancer free and healthy. My daughter was healed in a different way. Long-term perspective has helped me a lot.

I'll pray for total healing for your mom. God is good. Whatever happens, He's good. Much love to you and your family.

EDGE said...

Thanks Pink,

I did not know about your daughter. I'm very sorry to hear about that. I forwarded that video on your page to my mom and she of course thought it was wonderful! Thank you so much for the prayers!

Z said...

I'll join Pinky in praying for your Mom, edge. God bless you all.

EDGE said...

Thanks Z! Ma' Edge thanks you too!

Elmers Brother said...

I'll be praying as well Edge.

OT - Have you seen Invincible with Mark Wahlberg?

out of work blue collar neighborhood guy makes the NFL as a walk on...excellent!

EDGE said...


Thanks for the prayers, pal! Invincible was a good film! I'll try to keep that in mind; maybe I'll post that during football season!

Elmers Brother said...

good idea