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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

Tomb of Unknowns 3

Tomb of Unknowns 3

A look at the Tomb of the Unknowns, from the first interment in 1921 to "the Sentinel's Creed."

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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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Tomb of Unknowns 1

Tomb of Unknowns 1

The Tomb of the Unknowns holds soldiers' remains from World Wars I and II and the Korean War. Remarkably, the remains of a Vietnam soldier there have recently been identified. 

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Cemetery Expansion

Cemetery Expansion

Bounded by a dense urban region, see how Arlington National Cemetery plans to accommodate thousands of future burials.  

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Grieving Parents

Grieving Parents

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

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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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Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America

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

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