Veteran's Day Programming
Posted on Nov 5, 2018
Celebrate our Veteran's with our special line-up highlighting those who've served.
Sunday, November 11 on KLRU-Q
Hallowed Grounds - 1 p.m.
Hallowed Grounds visits 22 of America's overseas military cemeteries and tells the story of these remarkable places with historical sequences about the wars and battles that created them, along with moving vignettes and interviews about the men and women who rest in them. Created after World War I and World War II, these cemeteries are some of America's great national treasures.
Operation Appreciation - 2 p.m.
Each week, retirees from Georgetown, TX, give heartfelt thank yous to soldiers reporting for duty at Fort Hood as well as those injured in combat. This documentary, accentuated by stunning imagery of America's largest military base, follows the volunteers as they collect cookies, brownies and doughnuts from local stores and baked goods made by people in the community to distribute at the Army base. Not only do these volunteers walk the lines giving treats and saying thanks to the incoming troops, but they also bring food to the Wounded Warriors buildings, where severely injured soldiers are recovering, and to the Fisher House, which gives a home to military families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization. Many of the volunteers are veterans themselves, and have incredible stories of their own survival in war. Their reasons for giving back are both moving and remarkable.
Return to Normandy - 2:30 p.m.
Twenty-two World War II veterans are invited on a trip to attend the 70th anniversary celebration of the invasion of D-Day in Normandy, France. Many of the veterans have reservations about attending and some are excited to set foot on the sands they fought on decades ago. No veteran was expecting the hero's welcome that they would receive during their ten day visit that, in the end, would change their lives.
Monday, November 12 on KLRU
Canine Soldiers - Monday, November 12 at 9 p.m.
Canine Soldiers explores the intimate bond between Military Working Dogs and their handlers. Combat soldiers make life-and-death decisions based on the instincts and behavior of the dogs who lead their patrols. In wars where the rules of engagement have shifted from traditional combat to the unforeseen and the invisible, these highly trained dogs are saving soldiers' lives and giving them comfort, hope and protection.
Independent Lens: Served Like a Girl - Monday, November 12 at 10 p.m.
This documentary provides a candid look at a shared sisterhood to help the rising number of homeless women veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and suffer from PTSD, sexual abuse and other traumas. By entering into the “Ms. Veteran America” competition, these amazing ladies unexpectedly come full circle in a quest for healing and hope.