Every Monday and Thursday I go to the plasma center to earn a little extra cash. They always have a movie showing while as you donate. I usually don't watch it. I either read a book or listen to music or both, but yesterday they were showing one of my favorite movies, The Cowboys starring who else but John Wayne. In the movie he takes a bunch of kids with him to drive cattle across the prairie. Towards the end of the movie outlaws try to steal the cattle.
I hate to ruin the movie, but this is one of the few John Wayne movies where he dies at the end. I've seen this movie lots of times. I know the ending, but as I sat there I got a little choked up. It wasn't just because he died, but it was the way he died. It was noble.
I'm posting the scene. I hope you choose to watch it. I hope you can control your emotions.