“What’s on your Memorial Day play list?”
HBO may be broadcasting a fairly normal schedule for Memorial Day– except for a brief hiatus for Game of Thrones and the premiere of Behind the Candelabra. However, you can find patriotic picks in their Memorial Day collection on HBO Go.
We Stand Alone Together: Easy Company
The real veterans of Easy Company talk about their experiences in WWII in this companion documentary for Band of Brothers.
Wartorn documents Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in veterans from the Civil War to present day conflicts.
The Tuskegee Airmen
African-American pilots during WWII prove their mettle and pave the way for integrated armed forces.
Taking Chance explores military rituals in this emotional drama about escorting home the body of a marine killed in 2004 Iraq.
Section 60: Arlington National Cemetary
This documentary was filmed entirely in Section 60, and shows family and friends who have come to honor their loved ones.
Saving Private Ryan
Steven Speilberg and Tom Hanks team up to tell the story of the team of GIs who were sent to bring home Private James Ryan, whose brothers were all killed in WWII.
This documentary follows Robynn Murray, the “poster girl” for women in combat, for two years after she comes home.
Generation Kill Part One: Get Some
War can be mundane as well as hurtful. Follow First Recon Marines through boredom, rumors of J-Lo’s death and more as they await their orders. (All parts available on HBO Go.)
Last Letters Home
Listen to soldiers’ last letters home, as read by the families of men and women killed in action.
Band of Brothers Part One: Currahee
Richard Winters and Lewis Nixon recall the training and events that led them to D-Day with Easy Company. (All parts available on HBO Go.)
The Battle for Marjah
Follow marines in some of the most intense battle footage ever filmed in the battle for the strategically important Marjah in Afghanistan.
Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq
Alive Day is the day soldiers narrowly escape death. Hear the first person accounts as told to HBO star James Gandolfini.