The heroic  soldier evidences seven core values: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. Filmmakers have  sometimes captured the uniqueness of the soldier in action. Memorial Day is a perfect time to remember.








American Sniper (2014)





Black Hawk Down (2014)







Dunkirk (2017)





Glory (1989)







Hacksaw Ridge (2016)





Lone Survivor (2013)





Patton (1970)





Saving Private Ryan (1998)




The Lost Battalion (2001)






They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)





They Were Expendable (1945)





We Were Soldiers (2002)






Wings (1927)



Our dead brothers still live for us and bid us think of life,
not death-of life to which in their youth
they lent the passion and joy of the spring.
As I listen, the great chorus of life and joy begins again
and amid the awful orchestra of seen and unseen powers
and destinies of good and evil our trumpets sound once more.
a note of daring, hope and will.
I see them now, as once I saw them on this earth.
They are the same bright figures that come also before your eyes and when I speak of those who were my brothers,
the same words describe yours.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~

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