NPT Observes Veterans Day with Events, Programming

NPT is observing Veterans Day 2015 with two screening events and several on-air programs. Please join us in saluting veterans and their families.

Marines raised the American flag of victory atop Mt. Suribachi on February 23, 1945.

Marines raised the American flag of victory atop Mt. Suribachi on February 23, 1945. Credit: Courtesy of Associated Press


In the community

Join us Saturday, Oct. 31, at Nashville Public Library’s main branch for a free Indie Lens Pop-Up event featuring a screening of Stray Dog, a documentary about Vietnam veteran Ronnie “Stray Dog” Hall. The event begins with a reception and Celebration of Veterans Service at 1 p.m.; the film screening is at 2 p.m., followed by a panel discussion. Click here for more information.

Stray Dog airs on Independent Lens, Monday, Nov. 9, at 9 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m., we’re teaming with the Tennessee State Museum to present a free screening of Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History, Ric Burns’ new documentary about disabled veterans. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Lisa Budreau, the museum’s senior curator of military history. Click here for more information.

Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History, will be shown on NPT, Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. as part of PBS’ Stories of Service programming.


Also on air

Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. American and Japanese survivors came together for a Reunion of Honor on the 70th anniversary of one of World War II’s fiercest battles. The event is chronicled in Iwo Jima: From Combat to Comrades.

Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 11 p.m. The young women who fought to participate in the 1940s war effort are profiled in We Served Too: The Story of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots. Known as WASPs, the women tested military aircraft, delivered planes from factories to military bases, and performed other grueling and/or dangerous tasks. Three decades after their World War II service, the women attained military status.

Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 11 p.m. In 1969 Eric Hastings returned from to Montana after flying missions in Vietnam and found solace in fly-fishing. Not Yet Begun to Fight shows how the retired Marine colonel now teaches a new generation of veterans to do the same.

Several of these programs will air more than once; please check http://www.wnpt.org/schedule/ for additional airtimes.

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