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Watch These Memorial Day Movies to Celebrate Our Country's Fallen Heroes

Woman's Day Logo By Corinne Sullivan of Woman's Day | Slide 1 of 21: While Memorial Day is certainly celebrated as a three-day weekend chowing down on the best grilled burgers, delicious picnic foods, and the start of some truly warm weather, the holiday is about so much more than a chance to finally wear a white t-shirt. Memorial Day (which lands on May 31 this year) is a solemn day meant to honor servicemen and women who lost their lives while serving in the Armed Forces. And while there are a slew of ways to honor their memories, one of the best ways to recognize their sacrifice is by watching Memorial Day movies. Whether you're in the mood for an epic thriller or a thoughtful drama, war films can help remind you of the ultimate price paid by the men and women who have served our country. There's nothing wrong with celebrating by cooking up a Memorial Day feast, complete with yummy Memorial Day desserts. However, those activities shouldn't overshadow the true meaning of the day. Memorial Day quotes serve as great reminders for why this holiday is so special, and for many solemn, but nothing is quite as poignant as a well-done war flick. From biographical films based on true heroes to dramatized reenactments of real-life events, these Memorial Day-themed movies are sure to stay with you long after you watch them (though most are a bit too violent to enjoy with the whole family).

While Memorial Day is certainly celebrated as a three-day weekend chowing down on the best grilled burgers, delicious picnic foods, and the start of some truly warm weather, the holiday is about so much more than a chance to finally wear a white t-shirt. Memorial Day (which lands on May 31 this year) is a solemn day meant to honor servicemen and women who lost their lives while serving in the Armed Forces. And while there are a slew of ways to honor their memories, one of the best ways to recognize their sacrifice is by watching Memorial Day movies. Whether you're in the mood for an epic thriller or a thoughtful drama, war films can help remind you of the ultimate price paid by the men and women who have served our country.

There's nothing wrong with celebrating by cooking up a Memorial Day feast, complete with yummy Memorial Day desserts. However, those activities shouldn't overshadow the true meaning of the day. Memorial Day quotes serve as great reminders for why this holiday is so special, and for many solemn, but nothing is quite as poignant as a well-done war flick. From biographical films based on true heroes to dramatized reenactments of real-life events, these Memorial Day-themed movies are sure to stay with you long after you watch them (though most are a bit too violent to enjoy with the whole family).

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