Memorial Day means a lot of things to a lot of people. A time to honor veterans and active military, a day to reflect and remember, a day to spend with family and friends. At my last job, it was an especially important day because a lot of the teens in our library either enlisted directly out of high school or were in ROTC and planned to enlist. It was their pathway to college and job training, and when our “kids” came back on leave they couldn’t wait to come in uniform to see us. It was wonderful but also bittersweet, because we worried about them as much as we would as if they were our own kids- and in a way they were and always will be.
In remembrance and in honor of those who have served, I’ve pulled together a military movie playlist of some of the best films for teens. A mix of modern day blockbusters and classics, these are ones that have captured teens and young adults and made them really think, and have discussions that you wouldn’t think they’d have. Have some that you think fit? Share in the comments!