Heroes Wall

Americans from every corner of our country have served in the Armed Services, often without fanfare or praise. Every single person on the Heroes Wall in Biddeford should feel more than honored. The wall to the ones who served is a special piece of them and it is highly valued.

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Charles B. Snow stould out to me the most especially the medals awarded to him from the Vietnam War. Snow had about  nine medals and badges in total. The medals and badges he was awarded were the Expert Badge M-16, Expert Badge M-14, Expert Badge- Grenade, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Purple Heart- combat wounds- loss of leg, Graduate Non-Commissioned officers School, and Scout Dog Handlers School. 

He served in the U.S. Armym as a member of the infantry. As an individual he had an important role. Being a part of the infantry meant that he was the main land combat and backbone of the army. Meaning, he was responsible for keeping our country safe from threats. Also, while capturing and destroying enemy ground forces, Snow served from 1968-1970 and earned the rank of Staff Sergeant. 

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The wall, in general, seems most meaningful to the community at large. As a member of this community myself, I feel so thankful when I look at these types of things. To think someone risked their life to give other humans all these wonderful opportunities that they fought for. I honor them every day. Especially since most of the people on the wall were drafted and forced to fight or they would’ve been shamed. The community at large is grateful for all the people have served. They made America what it is today and all the people who have served should feel very honored.

The New Grinch Might Just Be The Best One Yet

The Grinch is the third movie based on Dr. Seuss’ children’s book, How The Grinch Stole Christmas. This version takes a new look at the Grinch, his dog Max, and Cindy-Lou Who. It also includes new characters who have never been seen before. 

The Grinch, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, is still a “mean one” who hates Christmas and all of The Whos. But now, he has even more reasons to hate Christmas. He even meets a new reindeer who will guide his sleigh. 

While the Grinch is plotting how to ruin the holiday season, Cindy-Lou has plans of her own. While her mother, voiced by Rashida Jones, is busy at work, Cindy-Lou makes a plan with her friends to meet Santa Clause and ask him for a special wish.

The original Grinch aired in 1967 and ran for only 26 minutes. This version was an animated “made for TV” movie and followed Dr. Seuss’ book almost exactly. This version has since become a Christmas classic, watched by millions every year.  

The Grinch was also remade in 2000 and featured Jim Carrey. This Version of How The Grinch Stole Christmas was widely popular, mainly because it was a live action remake. This movie gave us a look at an unanimated Grinch, as well as all the crazy looking Whos.

the newest version has gone back to the original animated look. Although it is animated, it is much different than the original. This version is almost more similar to the 2000 version, than the 1967 version. It gives the Grinch and Cindy Loo Who back stories, adds more characters, and goes much more into detail. Although it isn’t a classic yet, this version could very well become one. 

The Grinch is directed by Scott Mosier and Produced by Illumination studios. It features Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Pharrell Williams, Keenan Thompson, and more. It also features a new song by Tyler The creator. The Film can be found on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Vudu, Google Play, and YouTube. The film is rated PG, has a 59% on rotten tomato, and 6.3 on IMDb.