“The best thing about visiting the President is the food! Now, since it was all free, and I wasn’t hungry but thirsty, I must’ve drank me fifteen Dr. Peppers.”– Forrest Gump
After the war, Forrest later receives the Medal of Honor for his bravery in Vietnam. “When being awarded, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked where he was hit and when Forrest tells him, the President whispers in his ear, saying he’d like to see it someday. Forrest promptly lowers his trousers and turns to show him his wound (while on national TV). President Johnson simply smiles and walks away.” – Wikipedia
Everything in this film is tied to history, it is funny and witty humor but the small and large historical events that Forrest lives through and witnesses is just one of the many reasons why everyone can connect with this movie.