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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.

 

World War II Memorial

A D-Day veteran visits the World War II Memorial for the first time.
Vietnam Wall Washers

Vietnam Wall Washers

Every month April to October, volunteers clean the Vietnam Memorial wall.

Korean War Memorial

Korean War Memorial

A Korean War Memorial advocate is a model for one of the sculptures.

World War I Memorial

World War I Memorial

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

Women's Memorial

Women's Memorial

The Women in Military Service for America Memorial was dedicated in 1997.

Tomb of Unknowns 1

Tomb of Unknowns 1

The remains of a Vietnam soldier have recently been identified.

African American Civil War Memorial

African American Civil War Memorial

DC's Shaw neighborhood is home to the National African American Civil War Memorial.

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