KLRU-Q Veteran’s Day Line-up

In honor of Veterans Day, KLRU-Q will be airing a full day of programs dedicated to the troops who have served our country. Tune in on Sunday, November 11 starting just after noon.

12:30 – Texas Burning: A Lone Star Salute to Our Troops
Texas Burning: A Lone Star Salute to Our Troops is a concert originating from deep in the heart of San Antonio. With a diverse line-up of seven talented artists, it’s “Texas music” in a whole new light. Taped just before opening of the Center for the Intrepid rehab facility for seriously wounded troops, this concert features remarkable performances in a variety of genres: Americana, Blues, Reggae, Latin, Rock, Pop and Folk. An inspirational grand finale, featuring all artists on-stage, highlights this unforgettable night of music.

1:30  -  Veterans Day 11.11.11
“Veterans Day 11.11.11.” is a nationwide “day in the life” exploration of what it means to be a military veteran in the United States. Award winning Director John C.P. Goheen reached out to more than 40 of the country’s most accomplished video storytellers, many of them national “Photographer of the Year” award winners, asking them to volunteer their time and talent to produce a series of profiles about the service shared by all veterans and the ultimate sacrifices made by many. Every story in the movie contains elements shot on Veterans Day 2011, 11.11.11.

3:00  -  Battle of Midway
On June 4, 1942 – just six months after Pearl Harbor – the massed forces of the US and Japanese fleets met for a decisive showdown. Thanks to both sides’ use of a relatively new piece of technology – the aircraft carrier – this battle would be decided without the ships of either fleet ever coming within sight of each other. At Midway, America’s carrier pilots destroyed Japan’s best ships and killed nearly four thousand men – the cream of Japan’s naval elite. It was a blow the Japanese would never recover from, making the outcome of the conflict in the Pacific virtually inevitable and releasing precious American military resources for the conflict in Europe.

4:00  -  Navy Heroes of Normandy
On June 6, 1944, more than 52,000 American sailors on board thousands of ships arrived off a quiet stretch of coast in Normandy, France. Operation Neptune-Overlord was the largest amphibious and landing assault operation in the history of war. On this historic day, the U. S. Navy would prove critical to the success of the Allied invasion of Western Europe. NAVY HEROES OF NORMANDY spotlights a dedicated group of Navy veterans who set out to ensure that the crucial role they played on that day would never be forgotten.

5:00  -  American Road to Victory #101, “The Americans on D-Day”
Join battlefield historian Ellwood von Seibold in his 1943 Dodge Command car as he takes us on a tour of the American D-Day landings in real time. Listen to the men who were there, land in Saint Mere Eglise with the 82nd Airborne, scale the cliffs at La Pointe du Hoc with the Rangers, wade through the surf on Omaha Beach with the Big Red One and the 29th Infantry Division, and take the guns at Brecourt Manor with Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. See the uniforms they wore, the weapons they fired, and the equipment they carried. Live that “Day of Days.”

6:00  -  American Road to Victory #102, “The Americans on Hell’s Highway”
For the first time ever, we have an in depth explanation of how all American objectives in this campaign were achieved, even though the operation in it’s entirety failed, and the British 1st Airborne at Arnhem were cut to shreds. The lightning actions of the two American airborne divisions come to life though blended archival footage, re-enactment and special effects. We hear how they parachuted in daylight on September 17th, 1944, seized and held their targets. These brave Americans fought battle hardened Germans who were committed to a ferocious fight on the borders of their Fatherland.

7:00  -  American Road to Victory #10e, “The Americans in the Bulge”
Battlefield tour guide Ellwood Von Siebold takes us on a tour the frozen Ardennes Forests to Malmedy, Saint Vith, and Bastogne. Learn how the gallant actions of the US forces surprised the NAZI plan to encircle and destroy the Allied armies. Witness vignettes of individual gallantry, illustrated though blended archival footage, re-enactment and special effects. Visit the actual frozen foxholes and fog shrouded hills where we hear soldiers describe the unimaginable conditions of winter war.

8:30  -  Unforgettable: The Korean War
Korean War veterans recount their memories of America in the late 1940s and early 1950s, when young men from all over the country were being shipped off to defend South Korea against the advancing Red Army in the north. UNFORGETTABLE: THE KOREAN WAR recalls the “un-won” war that never ended…no one even wanted to call it a war: it was “the Korean conflict” or a “police action.” Finally, it was called the Forgotten War. No matter the name, the Korean War killed tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers and affected many more lives at home.

9:30  -  Vietnam War Stories
Three million Americans served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Most veterans are reluctant to speak of war experiences, but Vietnam veterans have been even more reluctant because of the controversy surrounding their war and the often hostile reception on their return. They put away their uniforms and tried to put away their memories, but these are memories that cannot be put away. “Vietnam War Stories” shares these personal memories of service and sacrifice, and gives us insight into the experience of war.

10:30 – As Long As I Remember: American Veteranos
AS LONG AS I REMEMBER: AMERICAN VETERANOS examines the steep personal toll and enduring legacy of the Vietnam War on three artists from south Texas: visual artist Juan Farias, author Michael Rodriguez and actor/poet Eduardo Garza. Through the personal histories and experiences of these Chicano veterans, the film examines the role art plays in the sorting of memories, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), activism and the current conflict in Iraq. AS LONG AS I REMEMBER chronicles their upbringing in the Mexican-American community, their military service in Vietnam, and their lives after the war. Farias, Rodriguez and Garza’s poignant and powerful recollections illuminate the minority experience in the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps at a time when Mexican Americans accounted for approximately 20 percent of U.S. casualties in Vietnam, despite comprising only 10 percent of the country’s population.

11:30 – Texas Burning: A Lone Star Salute to Our Troops
Texas Burning: A Lone Star Salute to Our Troops is a concert originating from deep in the heart of San Antonio. With a diverse line-up of seven talented artists, it’s “Texas music” in a whole new light. Taped just before opening of the Center for the Intrepid rehab facility for seriously wounded troops, this concert features remarkable performances in a variety of genres: Americana, Blues, Reggae, Latin, Rock, Pop and Folk. An inspirational grand finale, featuring all artists on-stage, highlights this unforgettable night of music.