Monday, May 25, 2015

American Sniper Blu-Ray/DVD combo MEMORIAL DAY GIVEAWAY

Today we remember those who have served so bravely in our armed forces to protect our freedom throughout the years. My dad served in the Navy, my sister currently serves in the Air Force. Another of those soldiers was Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL, who served four tours of duty in Iraq before coming home and finding his way back to his family. I'm sure you have heard of him.

Kyle is portrayed by Bradley Cooper in "American Sniper." My husband and I had the opportunity to watch this movie together in our home. I don't want to give a lot away in the plot, but this was a really powerful movie for me. Seeing circumstances portrayed from Iraq in the years after 9/11 were more than I expected. Kyle's service and how that service to our country (and ultimately us as US citizens) affected him mentally was heartbreaking. Imagining how his wife and children handled his service was really impacting to me as a mother.
image via Grace Hill Media

We really enjoyed watching this movie, sharing in this man's life, and crying over his untimely death. The only part I didn't enjoy was the cursing throughout, but I've come to realize war movies will have that. It doesn't take away from the movie itself or the life of Kyle.

From now until 12/31/15, $1 from the purchase of every movie (perhaps of the Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital copy) will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project (up to $1,000,000. Void in AL, HI, IL, MA, MS, and SC). This organization helps soldiers who have been wounded as they transition back to civilian life. What a neat opportunity we have to help those who have sacrificially given to our freedoms.
image via Grace Hill Media

Grace Hill Media, my partners in this giveaway, have given me two extra copies to give to my dad and my sister to thank them for their service to our country. I'm excited to get these to them. In addition, one of you will be lucky enough to win a copy of your own of "American Sniper" on Blu-Ray/DVD.

GIVEAWAY:

TO ENTER (MANDATORY ENTRY): Please leave the name of a service man or woman that you are close to (family or friend). Please leave their name(s) in a comment along with a valid email address.

OTHER ENTRIES (ONE COMMENT PER ENTRY): Leave a comment with how you are spending your Memorial Day (around here, we're cleaning and organizing closets and bedrooms).

Spread the word about this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Leave the URL in the comment section.

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and others may have other opinions. Giveaway void where prohibited. Must be 18 or over to enter. If you don't win the giveaway, feel free to purchase this DVD on Amazon.com.  Giveaway ends Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 11:59pm (CST). Winner will be chosen randomly on Random.org.

12 comments:

Julinne said...

My brother, Corey, is in the Army Reserves. He has been deployed twice to Afghanistan and Kuwait. johnsongirl15@hotmail.com. Today we relaxed and took a walk...trying to explain to a three and five year old what all the flags meant. Definitely a whole lot more than we an explain at this point. Please thank your father and sister!!

Joseph Wallace said...

My father is the service man that I remember on memorial day. Thanks for the giveaway. BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Anonymous said...

My dad is a Marine and I am forever proud of him. For privacy reasons I am not able to post him name on your blog hope that my entry still counts as I would love to win this one. God Bless Our Troops.
heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am spending Memorial Day with family and remembering and honoring the brave men and women of the armed forces.
heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

Jordan James said...

My cousin was a part of the marines! Thank you!

imbigwillie said...

I ended up going over to my aunt and uncles and watching movies/play vid games with my uncle.

Jordan James said...

We spent our Memorial Day by spending time with family! Thank you! :)

Ashley Kolpak said...

My grandfather, Chester Warren
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Ashley Kolpak said...

We spent Memorial Day by cleaning and gardening.

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Anonymous said...

My brother Bo, we spent the day with family. Shawna92625@cccneb.edu

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