Last year, a documentary by Errol Morris called The Fog of War, received an Oscar for Best Documentary.
It's an interview with Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense from 1961 to 1968. The movie talks about both World War 2 and VietNam.
What made me think of this movie was our discussion about November 22, 1963.
McNamara talked about that day. His sentences get short, he's clearly emotional. He almost breaks down when he talks about walking the acreage at Arlington to pick the President's gravesite, and how he picked the most beautiful place he could find.
This man was Secretary of Defense when 50,000 Americans died in VietNam and during the bombing campaign that killed hundreds of thousands of civilians. It's clear he regrets this, but only the death of JFK that, even 40 years later, moves him to tears.
For people of a certain age, it's the death of FDR. For others, the explosion of the Challenger.
What's the no-need-to-explain iconic moment for you?