Honored to Serve

Honored to Serve is designed to help educate and inform WETA viewers about the people in the armed forces and their families, past and present, and to provide a deeper appreciation of U.S. military history. Rather than viewing them as "a force apart," these interstitials help citizens recognize soldiers and their families as part of a common family with shared values and goals as a nation.

Tomb of Unknowns 2

3m 8s

Venture beneath the Tomb of the Unknowns to see how soldiers prepare for guard duty.


  • Pershing’s Own: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Pershing’s Own

    5m 40s

    “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.

  • World War II Memorial: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    World War II Memorial

    1m 50s

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

  • Iwo Jima Memorial: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Iwo Jima Memorial

    1m 16s

    A close look at the iconic U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, better known as the Iwo Jima Memorial.

  • Grieving Parents: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Grieving Parents

    2m 36s

    Parents of three young men killed in action visit their sons' gravesites in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Pentagon 9/11 Memorial: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Pentagon 9/11 Memorial

    2m 9s

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

  • World War I Memorial: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    World War I Memorial

    1m 2s

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

  • Real 'Monuments Men': asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Real 'Monuments Men'

    6m 44s

    The true story of how officers working at the National Gallery of Art rescued priceless works in World War II.

  • Soul Sisters: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Soul Sisters

    4m 31s

    Two women brought together by chance when their sons are buried side-by-side at Arlington National Cemetery develop a bond of support and friendship.

  • Honor Flight Capital Region: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Honor Flight Capital Region

    4m 17s

    “Honor Flight Capital Region” follows veterans of “the Greatest Generation” as they come to Washington to visit the World War II memorial.

  • Arlington House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Arlington House

    2m 34s

    More than 200 years old, Arlington House has been owned by the families of both George Washington and Robert E. Lee.

  • Burial Ceremony: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Burial Ceremony

    2m 29s

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

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