Monday, May 28, 2018
WKRLEM:Highlanders advance at the Battle of New Orleans, 1815
From an excellent little movie called "The Buccaneer." The story of Jean Paul Lafitte and the Battle of New Orleans. Starring Yul Brenner.. With hair! And the great Charlton Heston as General Andy Jackson in what he claimed was one of his favorite roles.
I saw this movie in grammar school. It was on movie day and it was considered a good movie from Catholic School kids to watch by the nuns.
The Heroes of the War of 1812 are forgotten of course. Jackson. Lafitte. Winfield Scott. Oliver Hazard Perry.
Just like the heroes of all the rest of our wars.
Say a prayer for them on Memorial Day.