Saturday I went to a dance recital. The last section of the recital was a salute to our military. It was very well done, very touching, and I enjoyed it more than any other part of the recital.
It also reminded me of scenes from one of my all time favorite movies, the made for television Disney movie, "Newsies." I'm not quite sure why it reminded me so much of "Newsies," I can only conclude that it stirred my heart strings in a similar manner.
"Newsies" is based in 1899 New York City when thousands of street urchin, homeless, newspaper boys went on strike and thereby took on "the powers that be" in the form of Pulitzer and Hearst and brought those publishing giants to their knees. The strike isn't just made up by Disney, it actually happened.
I've learned over the years that even though the movie wasn't a big hit at the time, those who saw it are divided into two camps. One camp LOVED it and the other - - - well, not so much.
At our house, we are in the FIRST camp. We loved it so much we bought a copy so our children could watch it over and over again.
More's the pity those were VHS days 'cause I'd very much still like to have a copy. I have not seen it enough yet.
Arise and seize the day!
(photo credit: browncow15.tripod.com)