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TCM Honors the Military With a 2020 Memorial Day Movie Marathon

May 21, 2020

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If you’re following social distancing guidelines, your neighborhood cookouts and family reunions have been canceled. So what’s left for us on the weekend that traditionally kicks off summer?

Fortunately, Turner Classic Movies won’t be breaking its own Memorial Day tradition and will air a 31-movie marathon of military-themed movies from Saturday, May 23, through Monday, May 25.

Since TCM’s definition of classic movies usually cuts off somewhere around 1980, there won’t be any films about the first Gulf War or the post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We do get movies about the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, World War I, World War II and the wars in Korea and Vietnam.

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