Darren Thomas’s film about the National Guard, For My Country , debuts this month on Documentary Channel as part of the 11/11/11 Veteran’s Day themed marathon. Other selections include the 1944 film The Negro Soldier, Robert Drew’s From Two Men and a War, Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro’s Body of War and Richard Robbins’ Oscar-nominated Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience. DOC Channel will also air a Veteran’s Day special that evening.
More info on For My Country can be found after the jump.
Narrated by legendary music icon, Pat Boone, “For My Country” takes you on a journey of the rich history of the United States National Guard. This moving documentary offers an insider’s view of the impact the National Guard has made throughout our history and reaches into the heroic lives of the dedicated men and women who sacrifice to defend the United States and its interests at home and all over the globe. This acknowledgement to patriotism culminates with a beautifully filmed and emotionally charged music video tribute by Pat Boone to fallen heroes and the brave soldiers who continue to stand tall for our country.