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What does V-Day Memorial Day or Fourth of July really mean to people today To me it just meant another holiday or another day off from school After watching the movie Saving Private Ryan it made me change my thoughts and views of war It made me realize what people went through so that the future of our country could live onThis movie begins with what is called the last Great War which is the attack on Normandy Beach on June 61944 As the Allied forces begin to get a foothold at Omaha Captain John Miller is ordered to take his squad behind enemy lines on a dangerous mission to find and retrieve one man Private James Ryan The youngest of four brothers Ryan is the last survivor the other three having all been killed in action within days of one another As the squad pushes deeper into enemy territory Captain Millers men find themselves questioning their orders Why is one man worth risking eight why is the life of this private worth more than their own In the end Private Ryan is found the Americans stopped the Germans from breaking their blockade and Private Ryan was sent home back to his motherThe first fifteen minutes of this movie were outstanding It was so real and so graphic I felt that those fifteen minutes really showed people what it was like to be in a real battle Amidst the chaos and terror of those days in early June 1944 this remarkable story searches to find decency in the sheer madness of war It showed fear anger frustation and deathIt is so hard to put into words of how this movie really inspired me It made me aware that war is not just a game It explained to me that that is how people died for our country Saving Private Ryan made me realize that people should honor holidays like D-Day Memorial Day and Fourth of
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