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Memorial Day

Known originally as Decoration Day, Memorial Day arose after the American Civil War to commemorate the soldiers who fought and died for the Union - Confederate citizens adopting the tradition but not on the same day.

The holiday has since expanded to include the entirety of the United States, together in memorial to any and all soldiers who have fallen in service of their country. In the heat of political gridlock, much as we are now and always will be every four years, days such as Memorial Day are a stark and necessary reminder that though we are known as the country of diverse peoples and interests we still remain under one singular, star spangled banner that keeps our soldiers firm and unwavering when and if they must venture away from their homeland.

On this Memorial Day, use this collection of indies to understand the strength of sacrifice and further your respect for our men and women of service - both living and passed.

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9-11/9-11

$7.95 | 24 minutes

The terrorist attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City forever scarred the trust of the American people. On the same date, 28 years before, the US-supported military overthrow of Chilean President Salvador Allende ushered in 17 years of autocratic rule under dictator Augusto Pinochet, leaving more than 3,000…

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Winter Soldier

$17.95 | 95 minutes

In 1971, with the My Lai massacre still vivid in the public consciousness, 109 Vietnam War veterans gathered in a hotel in Detroit and, in front of news journalists and a collective of young filmmakers, spoke frankly about their experiences in Vietnam. They called themselves the Winter Soldiers and their testimonials are devastating&hellip…

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Full Battle Rattle

$17.95 | 85 minutes

An intriguing and sometimes intimate documentary, FULL BATTLE RATTLE is an important peek behind the curtains on military preparations for the most dangerous stage of all: the war in Iraq. The film opens with what appears to be a deadly ambush of a U.S. military patrol in Iraq. In fact, it is one of the many simulations conducted at the…

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The Hurt Locker

$7.95 | 130 minutes

This thriller from director Kathryn Bigelow (POINT BREAK) travels to Baghdad with a U.S. military bomb detonating unit. THE HURT LOCKER stars Jeremy Renner, Guy Pearce, and Ralph Fiennes…

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The Messenger

$10.95 | 113 minutes

An Iraq War veteran who just narrowly escaped death in combat struggles with his new post at the Casualty Notification Office in this military drama starring Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, and Samantha Morton. Will Montgomery (Foster) has spent his fair share of time in army hospitals, and with just three months to go before…

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The Tillman Story

$16.95 | 95 minutes

In 2002, as America was poised to go to war in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Pat Tillman, a defensive back with the Arizona Cardinals, joined the United States Army, believing he had a duty to serve in a time of need even though he had signed a lucrative deal to play professional football. Tillman served a tour of duty in Iraq…

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