Memorial Day Video

May 29th, 2006 by

When I went searching for some appropriate video at and , all I really found were vacation videos of people’s Memorial Day weekends or Support Our Troops! tributes as if there’s someone out there who does not support them. What I didn’t find was any Memorial Day video that did justice to the holiday.

But then I thought will have something and of course it did. The thing that IFILM does better than any other video sharing/search site is they know how to categorize. Their Channels make finding video by theme simple. And one of the best things about the site is their with  conflict-specific video and, best of all, their with clips taken by our current troops.

They include the hilarious Iraqi Olympics…

And the horrific experiences of the Deuce Four unit ():

This is a trailer for an documentary called directed by John Hulme about his father Lieutenant Jack Hulme, a Marine who days before he was to depart to see his newborn son, was killed in Vietnam:

No Memorial Day would be complete without a reading of the most profound and transformative memorial to the war dead in our nation’s history, ‘s (read the Pulitzer Prize winning by for an analysis and history of the speech). Found  at from  :

Finally, as , US Army Band, on a B-flat Bach Stradivarius field trumpet.

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