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In Honor of Veterans Day

Thursday, November 09, 2006 11/09/2006 02:38:00 PM

In honor of Veterans' Day, we're highlighting this really cool clip from the film Speed and Angels in which director Peyton Wilson takes you into the exhilarating world of U.S. Navy fighter pilots. Children often dream big about what they want to do when they grow up. The movie follows two young naval officers fighting to pursue their dream of becoming fighter pilots - and then fighting to stay alive as they deploy to Iraq.

On a related note, did you know that what we call Veterans' Day was originally called "Armistice Day" - because it's the anniversary of the agreement ending World War I? All of the major hostilities of that conflict were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 when the Germans signed an armistice. (See, the Google Video Blog can be educational as well as entertaining.)

Today's Highlighted Video

Click here to watch "F-14s catapulting from carriers"
The surprising things pilots say when catapulted from aircraft carriers. Film clip from Speed and Angels movie. Visit
1 min 32 sec

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