For NYC born-and-bred teenager Tory Hedderman, it feels like the end of the world when his family moves to a sleepy West Virginia town. His frustration and apathy build until he's caught committing an act of vandalism against the memorial statue of a fallen soldier. Sentenced to community service at a local veterans' residential home, Tory initially resents his situation. But as he bonds with the wounded soldier Mitch Kern, Tory begins to understand the profound meaning of loyalty and sacrifice. Share an inspirational journey of self-discover in this uplifting family drama.
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the makers of this film did an excellent job touching all the bases on the topic of war and patriotism, with the pledge of allegiance being the center piece of symbolism for these topics. if the viewer is looking for a christian film, they may be disappointed because one of the main characters ( warning, here comes a minor 'spoiler' of the multisurprise ending) turns out to be a ghost....the film has a wide mixture of wonderfully written and portrayed characters, from those who embrace a liberal, pacifist perspective, to those who are conservative and very patriotic. it does not judge the liberals, but does take the position of conservative patriotism. the producers show the many sides of the issue very well through these portrayals. the Bruce character shows how even patriotism can be turned to use for self and selfish purposes..... a mixture of what seems to be true life veteran testimonies give it great power. great wisdom in one vet's words: "when you say the pledge, it's not to the government in Washington or their current ideology, but to your neighbor, the people who live next door to you. that's what makes the pledge powerful".