This hour-long program visits twenty-two America's overseas military cemeteries in eight different countries. Each of these places is a national treasure, with fascinating stories to tell. The program weaves elements of a historical documentary with beautiful, contemporary scenes of the cemeteries, and powerful stories about the men and women who are buried in them.
The story of the Medal of Honor, the highest U.S. award for valor in combat, is told through personal accounts of bravery and daring. The medal is presented to individuals for service above and beyond the call of duty. Most have been awarded posthumously, yet in this film 13 living recipients tell their stories. This documentary transports audiences to the battlegrounds of Little Round Top, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq.
A very, very touching presentation, but a very, very painful reminder of racism in America, even in the throes of war. Not one episode or moment of regret for the shameful treatment of Black soldiers and other non-whites. That is the kind of thing that history has proven in several examples of self-destroyed empires and societies. Lets stop the "white-wash"!!!!
Hallowed Grounds is the very best. This should be shown as part of our educational system program of study. I was amazed at how important what these brave men and women did was to the people of the countries in which these cemetaries are located. The respect and tribute shown to these Americans, who died fighting to free Europe from Hitlers onslaught was awesome. It's difficult to find the same honor and respect here in our own country for our fallen soldiers. I had tears in my eyes from start to finish.