So we thought about it and wondered why not a house party?
We may need to explain this is farm country. Meaning, its acres and acres and then a neighbor, then acres and acres and a neighbor . . . So the idea that there's a marching area? Not really so much.
So why not just gather and do a house party? Talk about the war. And, because we love movies, we say show a movie about the war or two.
We made a quick list of 5 films.
This is a great one and we bet it will play well with the audience which is largely older. They'll most likely see the characters as their sons and daughter (singular on the last because there's only one woman with a big role).
This is a hard hitting film loosely based on the group of US soldiers in Iraq who plotted to gang-rape and kill 14-year-old Iraqi Abeer, kill her five-year-old sister and kill their parents. Possibly Brian De Palma's finest movie and one of the most important ones about the Iraq War.
3) The Hurt Locker.
This one is readily available. It's an Oscar winner. It's got much going for it. But we would urge you to check and make sure that everyone hasn't already seen it.
4) Coming Home.
This is a Vietnam war film. Jane Fonda and Jon Voight won Oscars for their roles. And there's a lot to tie in with today. And it has a great soundtrack. Our favorite scenes revolve around Jane and Jon's first date.
We're betting most movie lovers have seen it. But we're betting they'd be willing to see it again. Strongest argument on film against the current counter-insurgency craze. Classic film.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"