Memorial Day is a good day to stand up and salute because we live in the United States of America. We have several branches of the military that produce incredibly brave men and women who stand up and fight for our freedoms. This long weekend, be sure to remember them and say a prayer for them when you sit down for your meals. If you get the chance, thank them for their service.
For this long weekend, here is a list of ten movies to stir up your red American blood and remember the fighting men and women who have sacrificed so much for all of us. Here is an updated list of 10 Movies To Watch On Memorial Day:
American Sniper – Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, a sharpshooting Navy SEAL who served in the Iraq War and would later struggle with PTSD when he returned home.
The Patriot– Mel Gibson stars as a militia leader during America’s War for Independence.
The Green Berets – This movie stars John Wayne and tells a fictional story using the very real backdrop of the Vietnam War.
Missing In Action 2: The Beginning – Starring Chuck Norris and directed by Lance Hool, it tells the story of American troops trapped in a POW camp during the Vietnam War.
Unbroken – Directed by Evangelina Jolie, while slow in some places, it tells the story of Louis “Louie” Zamperini, who was captured by Imperial Japan during the Second World War.
Lone Survivor – Starring Mark Wahlberg, this film tells one of the most brutal operations taking places during the Afghan War based on the book by Marcus Luttrell.
Flags Of Our Fathers– Clint Eastwood directs the story of the soldiers who raised the flag at Iwo Jima and the circumstances they went through following the incident.
We Were Soldiers– Mel Gibson stars in this film based in the Vietnam War.
Patton– George C. Scott stars as General George S. Patton, one of the most influential generals in the Second World War.
Gettysburg– This movie tells the story of one of the most influential battles in the Civil War. As North and South collide, no one expected it to turn out to be as bloody as it did.
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