Spotlight: The League of Grateful Sons

May 27th, 2013

With today being Memorial Day, it is a good day to take a moment to honor all those who have fought and even died for our country. I thought today would be a good day to spotlight a good Christian film fitting for the occasion - Vision Forum's The League of Grateful Sons.

What is the godly legacy of the fathers of World War II? Their story has not been told — until now! More than 406,000 American soldiers died during the Second World War, leaving an estimated 183,000 children fatherless. Hundreds of thousands of other U.S. troops did return, but many never connected with their children. However, within the ranks of these survivors was a remakable collection of men who made it their life mission to speak the providences of God and the meaning of manhood to the boys who would one day fill their shoes. Through wartime letters and present-day pilgrimages to the bloody battlefields of their youth, the ancient warriors have spoken. Their thankful children rise to honor and surpass their legacy. They are “The League of Grateful Sons.”

This is an excellent Christian film with many terrific interviews shot on location on the island of Iwo Jima. It has many great thoughts on courage and heroism and I hope you get the opportunity to see it. As you spend today with your family, consider watching this movie with them. It is an excellent movie and perfect for Memorial Day. I hope you all have a great day today!

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