Memorial Day 2012

Memorial Day

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Kyle's (Jonathan Bennett) grandfather Bud (James Cromwell) shares three wartime stories from World War II when he turns 13. As an adult, Kyle's experiences in war mirror those of his grandfather.

Cast & Crew

Jonathan Bennett
SSGT. Kyle Vogel
John Cromwell
Lieutenant Bud Vogel
Jackson Bond
Young Kyle Vogel
Emily Fradenburgh
Lt. Kelly Tripp
Charles Hubbell
Cpt. Tom Marshall
Corby Kelly
Derek Lodermeier
Chris LeFevere
Spc. Josh Berg
Sam Fischer
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Jeff Traxler
Executive Producer
Craig Christainsen
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Paul Hartwig
Original Music
Bo Hakala
Cinematographer
Bill Rammer
Film Editor
Mark Wojahn
Production Design
Lindsey Koens
Art Director
Ryan Smith
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Audience Reviews for Memorial Day

  • Jun 20, 2020
    This is a small movie that stars one of my favorites, James Cromwell, as an elderly WWII veteran. <p> The contemporary moments of the movie have to do with Cromwell's grandson's deployment in Iraq, but the flashback segments involve first, that same grandson, as a 12-year-old, finding Cromwell's souvenir chest full of mementos he brought back from the European Theater. His asking Cromwell about three of those souvenirs goes to the heart both of his future Iraq tour, and of his grandfather's WWII experience. <p> Second, are the farther flashbacks to Cromwell's deployment in Europe. What the grandfather experiences influences both his explanations of those three objects to the younger grandson, and that grandson's own behavior fighting in Iraq in the present. <p> Three things about this movie struck me. First, Cromwell had served in the Army with the 82nd Airbourne, the same Division as my dad. The two WWII battle sequences in the film are Operation Market Garden (A Bridge Too Far), and the Battle of the Bulge. My dad was in both of those epic battles. <p> The second thing, and this really blew my mind, is that one of the souvenirs Cromwell brought back is a Walther P38 pistol that he takes off a dying German officer. My dad brought back only one single souvenir from Europe, a Walther P38 taken too, we believe, from a dying or dead German Officer. Third, when the older Cromwell is telling his grandson about his war experiences, it's clear he's living with the onset of dementia. By the end of the movie, it's a valid assumption that he dies from complications due to that dementia. This is the same progression my dad suffered through, mounting complications killing him as well. <br> PTSD is everywhere in this movie. I've come to believe that almost everyone who goes to war suffers some degree of PTSD. I know my dad did. Cromwell certainly does in this movie. And it's clear that the grandson's Iraq experience has brutalized him in the same manner. <p> As I say, this is a small movie. It did, however, affect me in a big way.
    Lanning L Super Reviewer
  • Dec 31, 2013
    Good movie! Inspiring. Tear-jerking. Definitely makes you think about a lot. When I first read the caption, I figured it would just me a typical war movie. It definitely draws you in, and keeps you interested all the way though. It really makes you think about your own life, and the value of what is around you.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 01, 2013
    A poignant war film that tells the stories of a grandfather's and grandson's experiences while commanding squads in World War II and the Iraq War, respectively. Very well done.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer

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