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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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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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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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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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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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Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America

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

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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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