Sunday, July 8, 2012
What about being Earnest? Well, earnestness is something we should all choose to do...and...Be. One of the best examples of being earnest is the late, great Ernest Borgnine. He was a man who spoke earnestly. He's beloved by many for his many, topo notch performances: Marty Bad Day At Black Rock The Dirty Dozen The Wild Bunch From Here To Eternity McHale's Navy Emperor Of The North The Poseiden Adventure Airwolf Escape From New York Red And so many more! Ernest served 10 years in the US Navy and fought during WW2. He was a great American patriot 'til the day he died. He visited each and every one of our veteran hospitals, and was the Navy's most successful recruiter! Because he believed in the United States, and American exceptionalism. He believed our liberty was worth fighting for. And he always honored those who have served and those who are serving today. Mr. Borgnine was a class act who had dignity to spare. He believed in hard work and he had a sense of humor that was infectious. He was proud of his service but he never bragged about it. When Ernest Borgnine spoke he spoke honestly and from his heart. We veterans know without a doubt the love he had for us. He was one of us. He was Earnest. RIP and Godspeed Petty Officer First Class Ernest Borgnine. And Thank you! We love you and so do millions of American civilians! Our loss is Heaven's gain. This is Mr. Borgnine receiving his SAG lifetime achievement award. There are also many interviews he gave that are on youtube and they are well worth watching! Lots of wisdom in those interviews.