Three Films To Watch On Veterans Day



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November 11, 2015 — It is time to think about and honor the Veterans of our country.

Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and commemorated the end of World War I, which was observed at the  eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Many countries would eventually change the name of the holiday. In 1954, in America, it  would come to be called Veterans Day.

Memorial Day honors those who died while in service; Veterans Day is a day to honor and celebrate all Veterans. It is observed by France and Belgium (where it is still known as Armistice Day), Serbia, Australia, New Zealand, Britain and the Commonwealth Nations (where it is known as Remembrance Day).

It is often observed with parades and events and at 11:00 o’clock many countries still observe two minutes of silence — the first for the fallen from the wars, the second to remember the family and friends who lost someone during the war.
 
Remember all Veterans with a pair of documentaries that show what the two World Wars were really like.

Revealing Gallipoli (season one) is an award-winning documentary series that explores one of the bloodiest and hardest fought battles of World War I. Primarily an action fought by Britain, Australia and New Zealand, Gallipoli was one of the bloodiest battlefronts of the first World War. The two part examination of the Gallipoli Campaign shows how devastating this battlefront really was.

World War II: I Was There describes the war through personal recollections of people who served during the war from the Battle of Dunkirk to D-Day. Six episodes tell the stories of  Dunkirk, The Battle of Britain, The True Story of the Blitz, The True Story of the Home Guard, The True Story of Private Ryan and Churchill’s War.

And to honor the often unsung women who have served in our Armed Forces, watch A Time to Triumph. Based on a true story, this drama tells the story of Concetta Hassan, who joined the Armed Forces to support her family and quickly rose to the position of helicopter pilot.
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