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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.

 

Tomb of Unknowns 3

A look at the Tomb of the Unknowns.
Museum Resource Center

Museum Resource Center

Thousands of mementos left at the Vietnam Wall are preserved.

Pentagon 9/11 Memorial

Pentagon 9/11 Memorial

A walking tour of the memorial dedicated to those who lost their lives on 9/11.

Caisson Platoon

Caisson Platoon

See how the elite mounted platoon, known as "the Old Guard," trains and cares for horses.

Warrior Canine Connection

Warrior Canine Connection

Returning troops facing post-deployment challenges are paired with “ultimate service dogs”

Kennedy Gravesite

Kennedy Gravesite

Rare footage shows President Kennedy's last visit to Arlington National Cemetery.

Vietnam Vets Memorial

Vietnam Vets Memorial

History of the Vietnam Vets Memorial.

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