The gardens of stone are the cemetery stones of Arlington National Cemetery; the film deals with the determination of a member of the cemetery guard who really wants to serve in Vietnam War.
Francis Ford Coppola
James Caan, Anjelica Huston, James Earl Jones, D.B. Sweeney
A Sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Viet Nam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old Army buddy.