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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

Caisson Platoon

Caisson Platoon

Go behind the scenes to see how the elite mounted platoon, known as "the Old Guard," trains and cares for the horses.

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Warrior Canine Connection

Warrior Canine Connection

“Warrior Canine Connection” depicts the training and pairing of these “ultimate service dogs” with returning troops facing post-deployment challenges.

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Pershing’s Own

Pershing’s Own

“Pershing’s Own” explores the lives of Army musicians and vocalists in this elite unit, who perform standards ranging from “God Bless America” to Broadway show tunes.

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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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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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Kennedy Gravesite

Kennedy Gravesite

Rare footage shows President Kennedy's last visit to Arlington National Cemetery, less than two weeks before his assassination in 1963.

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Army Art Center

Army Art Center

See how wars have been depicted by Army artists from World War I to the present by going inside this collection of more than 16,000 works at the U.S. Army Center of Military History Museum Support Center at Ft. Belvoir.

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