It all starts at 6 am with a salute to World War 2, Take That Hitler, starring Van Heflin, Tom Jefferson, and Betty Bouncy and the All Girl Army Band singing their hit song from 1941, "You Nazi Us Coming".
At 8 am, it's four hours of unreleased USO films found in a flooded basement of a guy who promised to keep them for Frank Capra, "Thanks, Yanks, You're The Best", "Red Tape Escape", "Smell That Liberty", and, "Va Va Voom, It's A Woman in Uniform!" are just some of the movies that Capra made in one take for the military and to finish a contractual obligation he couldn't get out of at the time.
Noon to 8 pm, enjoy movies starring guys named Dirk and Deke, starting with "Battlebuds" a screwball comic salute to two practical joking privates who can't help laughing at the Japs and Mussolini, "War Fighters" with Dirk Bogarde and Deke Duncan, "Soldier Sarge Serves Up Justice" starring Dirk Benedict and Deke Daniels, and, finally, "GI Joe Meets To Jo", starring Dirk Banders and Deke Denson, with actual footage of To Jo, edited in for good measure.
8 to midnight, it's Asian War Salute, starting with "See ya, Korea" starring Jeff Jackson, Sue Simmons and funny man, Silly Gillikens in a madcap romp through the war that everybody forgets in history class, followed by "That's Vietnam!" a Hollywood blockbuster that is really just a filmclip anthology of every film made about 'Nam and featuring a soundtrack that you probably already own.
The marathon ends from Midnight to 6 am with that one Clint Eastwood movie that got great reviews but is almost impossible to watch in one sitting, you know, let's call it "Flags of Interest"starring an all foreign cast that thought it was getting it's citizenship papers, subtitles that have the wrong translations, and squinty-eyed warriors who aren't about to pay union scale to any of the actors.
The entire day comes to a fitting conclusion with a salute to the war in Afghanistan called"We're Still Here" featuring the pirate leader from Captain Phillips, and that new guy all the kids are talking about,
It's all on Me First TV, today. Happy Veterans Day, America, now go watch some movies.