In honor of Memorial Day, the Gem Theater will be screening Flags of our Fathers at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 28th. Admission is $5.00
In 1945, the Marines attack twelve thousand Japanese protecting the twenty square kilometers of the sacred Iwo Jima island. When they reach the Mount Suribachi and five Marines and one Navy Corpsman raise their flag on the top, the picture becomes a symbol in a post Great Depression America. The government brings the three survivors to America to raise funds for war, bringing hope to desolate people, and making the three men heroes of the war. However, the traumatized trio has difficulty dealing with the image built by their superiors, sharing the heroism with their mates.