Memorial Day often conjures up images of camping trips and barbecues, but it is important to remember why the last Monday in May is a holiday. Memorial Day became a federal holiday in 1971 and is designated to honor heroes who died while serving in one of the branches of the military.
It's a day to remember, reflect and offer thanks to those who served and made the greatest sacrifice. Here are the best movies and documentaries on military service to stream on Pure Flix:
Faith of Our Fathers
With the Vietnam War raging in 1969, two young fathers report for duty: a man of great faith, and a doubtful cynic. A quarter-century later, their sons, Wayne and John Paul, meet as strangers. Guided by handwritten letters from their fathers from the battlefield, they embark on an unforgettable journey to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Along the way, they discover the devastation of war cannot break the love of a father for his son.
WWII Road to Victory
Remember World War II with this documentary series that walks you through the pivotal moments of the war to end all wars. With real footage and historian interviews, you’ll learn about the war and remember what great Americans accomplished during this period.
Watch "WWII: Road To Victory" available on Pure Flix today.
Taking the Hill
A pastor and three of his comrades embark on a journey of healing and wholeness after suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which has been called the “hidden wound” of war. Learn what it is and how it is being treated in this documentary.
Watch "Taking The Hill" on Pure Flix right now.
Overlord: A Mighty Host
In June 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed in France for one of the worst periods of WWII. These are their inspiring stories of survival.
Drive Thru History
Get a first-hand look at some of the places where our founding fathers risked their lives to shape our burgeoning nation.
Stream the series "Drive Thru History" on Pure Flix right now.
Fire On The Mountain
The goal was clear: defeat the Nazis who were entrenched high in the snowy mountains of Italy. *Parental Warning: Language*
We Are Stronger
"We Are Stronger" is a faith-based movie exploring a veteran's battle with PTSD. As he struggles to recover from his injuries, reclaim his marriage, and fit back into the civilian world, he discovers he can't do it alone. *Parental Warning: Mature Subjects*
Watch "We Are Stronger" and learn more about the struggle with PTSD on Pure Flix right now.
That ends our list of the best movies to remember the meaning of Memorial Day. Don't miss out on your free trial to Pure Flix where you'll find these movies and thousands of other faith and family-friendly options to help strengthen your faith and deepen your knowledge.