The Stark Truth About Memorial Day and War

Virtually every year on Memorial Day the great Butler Shaffer would call everyone’s attention to this powerful scene from The Americanization of Emily. While it is disputably one of the greatest anti-war speeches, not only did James Garner completely hit the mark, you have to give a lot of credit to Joyce Grenfell, the actress who played Emily’s mom, She brought life, and death to the scene. This film was the personal favorite of James Garner & Julie Andrews.


7:55 am on May 31, 2021