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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

Twilight Tattoo

Twilight Tattoo

This summertime show at Ft. Myer celebrates Army history with period costumes and pageantry.

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Korean War Memorial

Korean War Memorial

At the Korean War Memorial, Col. William Weber is not only a guide and advocate -- he was also a model for the sculpture.

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Vietnam Vets Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

This story explores how the Wall came to be built, tracing its initial controversy to its hallowed status today.

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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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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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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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Taps

Taps

Master Sergeant Jari Villanueva, who has played "Taps" at countless military funerals, explains the honor and duty he upholds.

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