Happy Birthday Duke

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I find it fitting that John Wayne’s birthday falls so close to Memorial Day. Wayne’s love and respect for the sacrifices of our men and women in the United States Military were ever present in his life and his art.

Remembered best as a cowboy, he was often a soldier or both. His portrayals always made us feel pride for our military, but never glossed over or glamorized the physical and emotional cost of service.

The Green Berets 1968

In celebration of The Duke’s Birthday and because Eden’s Fall MMC, Lucius is a BIG BIG fan. Here are some of Luc’s favorite personal quotes from John Wayne.**

Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday. – John Wayne’s headstone enscription

 

Bonus movie compilation!

 

** A sneak peak into Luc. 😉

Are you a fan? What’s your favorite John Wayne movie? Favorite quote or movie memory?