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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

World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial

Fred Zitzer (1924-2010), a veteran of the D-Day invasion, visits the World War II Memorial for the first time.

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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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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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Burial Ceremony

Burial Ceremony

A family says a final goodbye to a loved one at Arlington National Cemetery. 

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Famous People Buried

Famous People Buried

From boxer Joe Louis to sailors on the USS Monitor, a look at some of the notable Americans buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Museum Resource Center

Museum Resource Center

The National Park Services' Museum Resource Center preserves the thousands of mementos left at the Vietnam Wall.

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Arlington National Cemetery Overview

Arlington National Cemetery Overview

Arlington National Cemetery is both a tourist attraction and our nation's most hallowed ground. 

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