WFYI observes Veterans Day with special local and national programming.
In Performance at the White House
A Salute to the Troops
FRIDAY, NOV 7 AT 9 PM & 2 AM ON WFYI 1
President Obama and First Lady, Michelle Obama welcome an array of performers from across many genres to offer a musical tribute to the service and sacrifice of our troops and the often overlooked contribution of their families back home.
Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey
MONDAY, NOV 10 AT 10 PM ON WFYI 1
This PBS documentary is an emotional story of heroism, sportsmanship and patriotism. Learn the stories of the incredible players who make up the US Sled Hockey team, including four “wounded warriors,” and watch as they prepare to compete in the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi. Viewers will experience the hard-fought triumph as the team competes for unprecedented back-to-back gold medals.
Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story
TUESDAY, NOV 11 AT 9 PM & 2 AM ON WFYI 1
Despite the widespread attention paid to the SEALs (Sea, Air and Land) since they eliminated Osama bin Laden, the story of how these clandestine commandoes evolved in response to changing threats -- from WWII to the War on Terror -- and how their extraordinary abilities shaped U.S. and world history, has remained untold. Few people know the unheralded tales of the first frogmen who dared to face almost certain death with little training, scant equipment and untested tactics.
Veterans' programs on WFYI 3
Veterans Day 11.11.11
TUESDAY, NOV 11 AT 9 PM ON WFYI 3
A nationwide "day in the life" exploration of what it means to be a military veteran in America.
Lest We Forget
TUESDAY, NOV 11 AT 10:30 PM ON WFYI 3
A rare look inside the life of an Army Ranger medic.
Service: When Women Come Marching Home
THURSDAY, NOV 13 AT 10 PM ON WFYI 3
Women warriors in their most fierce battle to overcome visible and invisible wounds.
Veterans' Resources online
Veterans Coming Home Project
Online at wfyi.veteranscominghome.org
WFYI has partnered with the Herron School of Art & Design’s Art Therapy Department and the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library to share video stories of local veterans who discovering the healing power of artistic expression. You can watch them now online, along with other veterans-related programming, at wfyi.veteranscominghome.org.