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Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. ... See full summary »

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Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself striking a deal with his grandson: Kyle can pick any three souvenirs, and Bud will tell him the stories behind each one. Memorial Day not only takes us on a journey into Bud's complicated wartime past, but also into Kyle's wartime future. As the two men share parallel experiences in combat, they come to realize how that magical day on the porch shaped both of their lives. Written by Anonymous

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Two generations. Two wars. One story.

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Action | Drama | History | War

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Rated R for some war violence | See all certifications »

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11 July 2012 (Norway)  »

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Az emlékezés napja  »

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$4,200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Cast member SFC Luis J. Soria, USA retired, presented Director Samuel Fischer with an authentic United States Army Unit Coin while on set filming the ISF Recruiting Mission segment. Mr. Soria (as Luis Soria) received this coin in 1991 for his partition in the gulf war known as Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield. Ironically, Mr. Soria is playing the part of an Iraqi Solider in this film. See more »

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When Staff Sergeant Vogel and the other soldiers are being flown out of the war zone in a C-130 transport, we hear almost no background noise. However, the C-130 is very loud (many passengers even choose to wear earplugs while flying in one). See more »

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Bud Vogel: Fogel.
Young Kyle Vogel: Pardon?
Bud Vogel: [in German] Fogel bedeutet Vogel auf Deutsch.
[translating]
Bud Vogel: Fogel means bird in German. Bet you didn't know that.
Young Kyle Vogel: Oh... Is that Why you hate them so much?
Bud Vogel: I expect.
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War can be lense through all life is viewed.
7 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First and foremost let me preface this review by saying I love independent films and war films. This film has four main actors, and they all did a marvelous job making their characters extremely believable and real. But, what makes this movie unmistakably good is that it makes you feel. There is no way you can not watch this movie and not feel for the grandfathers condition, or the trials and tribulations that that Kyle Vogel, and Bud Vogel. But, maybe most importantly this film forces us to look at what war is. This film shows that regardless of how much war has changed, in many ways it has not changed. There is still death, loss, and moral struggles. That at some point we all must come to terms with. This is a movie that I would recommend with flying colors, but I am skeptical of this movies re-watch value because once the moral issues have been lay-ed out there is not much else to this movie.


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