With U.S. troops in the news this week, it seems like a good time to point everyone to a free online stream of the amazing documentary, The Way We Get By. No matter your political leanings, patriotic spirit level, or thoughts on troop deployment, this is a very inspiring personal story about a remarkable group of people in Maine who make personal sacrifices to support soldiers. Filmmaker Aron Gaudet’s mom is one of the subjects of the film. It’s one of the best docs I’ve seen all year — if you missed its PBS airing on Veterans Day, it’s available free online until Dec. 12 here. Trust me, you’ll be moved.

For a taster, here is the trailer: