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Monday Movie Meme – A Military Memorial 

The theme for this week’s Monday Movie Meme is dedicated to the deceased servicemen (and women) of the United States of America: It’s Memorial Day. Share on your blog or in the comments section, the first movie(s) that come to your mind when you think of Memorial Day.

Here are my selections for this week’s Memorial Day theme.

We Were Soldiers

Of all the most heart wrenching scenes I remember from this movie starring Mel Gibson, the one where an Army wife gets that dreadful visit at her front door but despite the obvious, she refuses to accept that her husband is not coming back home – and is indeed another casualty of the Vietnam War – is the first scene that comes to mind when thinking about Memorial Day.


Pearl Harbor

Among the many deaths that occur during this war movie, starring Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale and Josh Hartnet, is that of an Army pilot.



Courage Under Fire

Cover-ups and skeletons in the closet are revealed during an investigation on whether or not a female Army Captain who died in The Gulf War is worthy of a Medal of Honor, in this dramatic thriller starring Meg Ryan and Denzel Washington.

When Memorial Day fell on a Monday in 2012, the Movie Meme focused on characters that were wounded while working in the armed forces. At that time, I didn’t fully understand the differences between Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day. Here’s hoping that the nature of this week’s Monday Movie Meme theme honors fallen soldiers properly in 2014!

Can YOU name any movie(s) that come to YOUR mind when thinking of Memorial Day?

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Reader Comments (1)

The number of military movies out there could make it difficult to narrow the choices down, but Black Hawk Down is the first one that comes to mind. This based-on-a-real-life-movie really captured so many angles of what soldiers go through in that hot zone moment of action and violence, and the loss felt when a comrade dies.

May 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAngela Brown

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