This Sunday night at 5:30, KCPT airs the documentary Veterans Day 11-11-11. A nationwide “day in the life” exploration of what it means to be a military veteran in this country.
More than 40 accomplished video storytellers volunteered their time and talent to produce a series of profiles about the service shared by veterans and the sacrifices that they have made.
Every story in the movie was shot on Veterans Day 2011 thus the title 11.11.11.
One of those stories was made by local filmmaker Jason Rhodes who profiles the service of area veteran, retired Colonel Robert Dudley. His story will be seen by the nation Sunday.
There’s also another regional tie-in in this national documentary. Did you know that Emporia, Kansas actually lays claim to being the birthplace of Veterans Day?
That story is also told in Sunday’s film. Producer Pat Holloway, a photojournalist at Fox4 news, journeyed to Emporia to chronicle the town’s Veteran’s Day celebrations.