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Honored to Serve

Honored to Serve

 

Honored to Serve is a WETA TV 26 broadcast and community engagement initiative that spotlights those who serve in America's military and their families at home, and seeks to foster a deeper appreciation of the U.S. military and its history. Honored to Serve aims to help Americans recognize service personnel and their families as an integral part of a wider national family with shared values and goals, rather than viewing them as "a force apart."

As part of the WETA Honored to Serve initiative, WETA TV 26 presents local productions that illuminate local people, places and history. Each of the six half-hour films — Local Heroes 1, Local Heroes 2, The Art of the Soldier, Never Forgotten, Ultimate Sacrifice and Remembering Vietnam — features multiple segments with a unifying theme. See all broadcast times.

You may also view a sampling of compelling profiles below, or visit the Honored to Serve video portal to see additional clips.

 

Honored to Serve Videos

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Trace the history of Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery from 1868 to the Presidential wreath-laying ceremony today.

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Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America

Each December, thousands of volunteers come to Arlington National Cemetery for "Wreaths Across America."

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Tomb of Unknowns 3

Tomb of Unknowns 3

A look at the Tomb of the Unknowns, from the first interment in 1921 to "the Sentinel's Creed."

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Cemetery Expansion

Cemetery Expansion

Bounded by a dense urban region, see how Arlington National Cemetery plans to accommodate thousands of future burials.  

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Navy & Air Force Memorials

Navy & Air Force Memorials

Visit special ceremonies at the U.S. Navy Memorial on Pennsylvania Ave. and the U.S. Air Force Memorial near the Pentagon.

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Vietnam War Protests

Vietnam War Protests

In 1971, thousands of anti-war protesters gathered in Washington in an effort to shut down the government.

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World War I Memorial

World War I Memorial

The District of Columbia World War I Memorial is on the National Mall but often overlooked. 

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