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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 2

Tomb of Unknowns 2

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

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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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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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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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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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Caisson Platoon

Caisson Platoon

Go behind the scenes to see how the elite mounted platoon, known as "the Old Guard," trains and cares for the horses.

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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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