Since I did a blog about Memorial Day last year, I wasn’t sure about doing one this year without repeating myself. In fact, I already had another blog subject ready to go. That will wait. Because I just felt I needed to focus on this coming Monday and what it means.
In November, in celebrate Veterans Day. We acknowledge all that we owe to the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces. But in May, we observe Memorial Day. We strive to remember those who gave their all for their country.
Normally, for something as serious as this, I would recommend documentaries for viewing. Sometimes, however, seeing real events dramatized has a different impact. As though we’re watching in real time, rather than hearing an account of an event.
So here is a list of films and television mini-series that are based on true stories. They remind us of the sacrifices made by those who served – and those who loved them.
- The Fighting Sullivans
- The Big Red One
- Band of Brothers
- The Pacific
- The Longest Day
- Only the Brave
- We Were Soldiers
- Taking Chance
This Monday, please take a few minutes to remember.