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**This post was written by me on behalf of Warner Bros. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

If we were asked to name one moment in our lifetime that would forever change the course of history--- what moment would come to mind?

For so many of us, that moment would of course be 9/11. It is a moment that will stick with us throughout our lives. I was only in junior high, but I remember that moment hearing about the attacks so vividly and even at that young age remembering that our world would be forever changed by those attacks, even if I did not fully understand the full scope of that in the moment.



When we speak of 9/11 we often share our personal stories, or we hear the stories of those living in New York on those days. We hear about servicemen and women who decided to join after 9/11, knowing the risks they were going into. Thinking about it however, I cannot say that *I* often hear the stories from those who were already enlisted--- those very first troops to go in. What is THEIR story?


The new movie, 12 Strong offers us a glimpse at those moments:



Chris Hemsworth (“Thor,” “The Avengers” films) and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road,” “Nocturnal Animals”) star in “12 Strong,” a powerful new war drama from Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media, and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Based on Doug Stanton's best-selling book, "Horse Soldiers," it is story of heroism based on true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11.

“12 Strong” is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum (Navid Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans—accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare—must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghani horse soldiers. But despite their uneasy bond, the new allies face overwhelming odds: outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners.


What a powerful movie this is certain to be! I must admit that while war movies are not typically my go to choice, I look forward to experiencing this one. I know that it will help us to gain a better understanding of the amazing sacrifices and acts of heroism shown in those days by our military. It might not be an easy one to watch- especially as the wife of a Marine who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, but such a worthwhile film to see. This is however not one for the children, of course. It is Rated R for war violence and language throughout.

12 Strong will be in theaters everywhere on January 19.


A soldier is as strong as his word. Tickets on sale now for #12StrongMovie: bit.ly/12strongtix

Learn more and connect at the links below:


Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #12StrongMovie


In celebration of the film's theatrical release, one very lucky reader is going to win a $50 Fandango Gift Card to see the film for yourself plus a 12 Strong sweatshirt perfect for these snowy days. Enter using the giveaway form below:


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37 comments

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  24. Movie reminds me of those days right after 9/11 when I was praying we would not go into Afghanistan since my son was in the Marine Corp and I knew the history of Russia being badly defeated in Afghanistan. I remember seeing Donald Rumsfeld on TV and the horses going into the mountainside. I don't know if I can watch this movie after all the anxiety it elicits in me but I probably would Rosanne

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