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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

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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Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America

Each December, thousands of volunteers come to Arlington National Cemetery for "Wreaths Across America."

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World War I Memorial

World War I Memorial

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

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Tomb of Unknowns 2

Tomb of Unknowns 2

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

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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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Honor Flight Capital Region

Honor Flight Capital Region

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

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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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