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Specials | Salute our nation's military veterans, their families and communities with this special collection of performances and tributes. Get Started. Celebrate with one of the performances below.  

In Performance at The White House
A musical tribute to the U.S. troops from the South Lawn of the White House.
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A Salute to the Troops

A Salute to the Troops

A PBS music special from the South Lawn of the White House. President and Mrs. Obama host this all-star tribute to the men and women who serve the United States in advance of Veterans Day.

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National Memorial Day Concert

National Memorial Day Concert

The National Memorial Day Concert, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, continues the two-decades-long tradition of honoring the service and sacrifice of all our men and women in uniform, and their families.

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A Capitol Fourth

A Capitol Fourth

Watch the live broadcast of A Capitol Fourth, America’s favorite Independence Day tradition, featuring performances from some of the country’s best-known musical acts and the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation.

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National Salute to Veterans

National Salute to Veterans

"National Salute to Veterans" honors the 22 million American who have served throughout our country’s history. Hosted by acclaimed actors Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna.

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Stories of Courage. Stories of Sacrifice. Stories of Service

PBS has joined efforts with trusted public media partners to bring you Stories of Service, a multi-platform initiative that unites powerful stories and conversations around one of our country’s most resilient communities: our military veterans.

As part of PBS’ commitment to sharing stories important to our communities and our world, Stories of Service will connect programming and online initiatives tied to military service across public media. PBS viewers will be able to hear the stories and experiences of veterans as told through PBS’ extensive pipeline of documentaries and specials, and through original digital content coming directly from PBS member stations. Programming highlights include: 

  • Coming Back with Wes Moore
  • National Memorial Day Concert 
  • D-Day 360

“All of the programs under the Stories of Service banner tell compelling stories of those who have served and provide a deeper understanding of our nation’s military history, said Beth Hoppe, PBS Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming. “As America’s storyteller, PBS is dedicated to informing the public about important issues that touch all communities. Through our programming and online presence, we hope to engage veterans and their families across the nation in sharing their important experiences and informing the broader public about what it takes to serve.”

WVIA Productions
Gino Merli: The Healing Hero

Gino Merli: The Healing Hero

Gino Merli and the story of his extraordinary heroism

War Stories - Pat Solano

War Stories - Pat Solano

War Stories - Pat Solano

War Stories - Alvin "Buddy" Rothstein

War Stories - Alvin "Buddy" Rothstein

War Stories - Alvin "Buddy" Rothstein

War Stories - William T. Cullen Jr.

War Stories - William T. Cullen Jr.

War Stories - William T. Cullen Jr.