With Veteran’s Day just around the corner, I have spent some time thinking about all of those men and women who so graciously give their time, energy, and sometimes even their lives to protect their own countrymen and culture. For millennium, soldiers have fought for their beliefs and values, and in doing so, sacrificed so much. I am fascinated with and honored to know so many people who have devoted some or all of their life to the Armed Forces.
As some of you know, I’m a movie nut, and war-themed films are some of my favorites. I’m far from alone in my appreciation of this genre, as is evident by all of the war-related movies made over the years. Think about some of your favorite military-flavored films and why you love them.
It’s the mental strength of the characters more than the physical prowess that leaves me in awe. While I realize these are mainly works of fiction (although some contain elements off non-fiction), I also know that many are based on true-life heroes and events. I watch these films and am touched by what soldiers will endure to fight for their beliefs and to protect the values and people they love.
I can’t possibly thank all of the members of the Armed Forces in countries around the world for the sweat and horrors they have endured in the never ending fight for freedom and justice. I look forward to teaching my children about the reason we remember veterans and hold them in such high esteem.
Please leave a comment on my blog post today telling me what your top three favorite war-related films are. Not only do you receive a coupon for a free copy of my eBook, DANCE OF THE WINNEBAGOS (which has three old veterans who give the heroine nothing but heartburn), a troop member will also be given a free copy of my book.
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