Thursday, February 19, 2009

Taking Chance...a true life story

If anyone has HBO, be sure you don't miss the premiere of this movie tomorrow night, February 21st. It is the touching true life story about Marine officer Lt. Col. Mike Strobl (played by Kevin Bacon) who volunteered to escort the body of a fallen fellow marine, Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps back home to Dubois, WY and that emotional journey across the U.S. many seldom see or even know about. (Be sure to have your tissues handy....my dad and stepmom were able to be at the premiere a few days ago in Dubois and he said there wasn't a dry eye in the place....including theirs..) No, this is not a political war movie, but rather one that reminds us of what is still good in America and the ultimate respect that is bestowed upon the remains of a fallen Marine.
And yes, this post is especially close to mine and my family's heart because my stepmother and Chance's mother, Gretchen are longtime friends. After Chance's death, she started the Chance Phelps Foundation to raise money for extra gear for those serving in Iraq and charities associated with those currently serving or have served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Please stop by and read Chance's story and see the wonderful things the Foundation has done for so many in his memory....no matter what your opinion is about the war in Iraq, let us not forget the ultimate sacrifices Chance and many other military men and women have made to ensure the freedoms that you and I enjoy today.

Click here if you'd like to see more clips and behind the scenes trailers on the movie.

7 comments:

Sue said...

I would love to see it, but I don't have HBO any more....
Sue

primitive basketcase said...

We are going to rent it as soon as it's on dvd. We have a satellite but no HBO. Thanks for the heads up about the movie. Have a wonderful weekend.
Pam

miss mary said...

Hello. I love your blog. First time visitor, but I plan to be back this coming week. I have never seen that. I don't have HBO though. God Bless

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Hi Jody,

Thank goodness for our wonderful military ! They do not get enough credit for all they do for us and America !
God Bless the parents of our military soldiers, too !

I have a photo of DuBois, Wyoming a friend ( a former coworker ) sent me . She moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado and went to DuBois , Wyoming. It looks like a small town with mountains in the background .. The reason she sent the photo is that we are from DuBois, PA..

Hugs to you! I hope to get to see that movie.. and I like Kevin Bacon..
Linda

The Primitive Bucket said...

Hey girl, what a great post...something with meaning!!! I don't have HBO but will look for this when it comes out!!! Looks really good. Hugs to you!! I miss you girl!!!
Joleen

Appleberry Farm said...

I watched some of the videos in the link that you posted and have sat here balling like a baby just from watching small clips of the movie in between interviews. How am I supposed to get through the whole movie!! Will definately find a way of watching that one!! Thanks you.

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Dear Jody,
Hope you are well !

Thanks for the info about the movie.. I was able to snatch the remote from my dh last night while I took some time off from sewing.. and watched the movie... A very emotional and true to life story ..which it was..
God Bless
Hugs and Happiness
Linda