In honor of our veterans’ service and sacrifice, we have some fantastic TV and radio programs, as well as educational programs and resources to share with you.
Music & Might: An International Military Spectacular
The film highlights groups from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, as well as a total of 500 performers from five nations sharing their unique culture and pride.
Watch Monday, Nov. 6 at 9 p.m. on WCNY-TV
Independent Lens: Three Chaplains
Muslim chaplains uphold the First Amendment and vow to protect service members’ right to practice their faith freely, despite facing long-held prejudice and disapproval from their own communities.
Watch Monday, Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. on WCNY-TV
This documentary recounts the story of an American who found a deceased Japanese soldier and his diary in a battlefield cave, endeavoring to return the journal to the soldier’s family.
Watch Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 10 p.m. on WCNY-TV
Salute to Service: A Veterans Day Celebration
Enjoy a Veterans Day musical celebration hosted by Jon Stewart, featuring the U.S. Army Field Band with special guests Mickey Guyton, Amanda Shires, and Mandy Gonzalez.
Watch Friday, Nov. 10 at 10 p.m. on WCNY-TV
Honor Flight: Mission 19
WCNY’s television event features the Honor Flight Syracuse organization and our local veterans who took part in the 19th Mission from Syracuse to Washington, D.C. Tune in to see their homecoming celebration at Syracuse Hancock International Airport.
Watch Saturday, Nov. 11 at 8:30 p.m. on WCNY-TV
Honor Flight: One More Tour
WCNY’s one-hour special showcases the Honor Flight Syracuse organization and accompanies WWII veteran Bart Chalone on an extraordinary visit to the war memorials in Washington, D.C.
Watch Saturday, Nov. 11 at 9 p.m. on WCNY-TV
Heroes on Deck: World War II on Lake Michigan
The film tells the story of a WWII operation where the U.S. Navy converted passenger steamships into training carriers on Lake Michigan after Pearl Harbor. Today, dozens of aircraft still rest on the lake bottom.
Watch Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10 p.m. on WCNY-TV
Join us as we come together to celebrate Veterans Day and pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served in the military. Classic FM’s Veterans Day special hosted by Adam Fine will feature music honoring General Ann Dunwoody, the first woman to achieve the rank of 4-star General in the American armed forces, the “West Point Symphony” by Morton Gould, composed for West Point’s 150th anniversary, as well as a medley of WWI songs sung by former Classic FM host Jon English. Through the power of music, we’ll honor the legacy of our veterans and their dedicated service to our nation.
Tune in on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. on Classic FM. The special will re-air on Monday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. on Classic FM.
Host Dan Cummings sits down with six local veterans to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Honor Flight Syracuse, an organization that brings veterans down to Washington, DC to reflect upon the monuments dedicated to their service.
“The Falling and the Rising” is an operatic journey through the comatose mind of a soldier wounded in a roadside attack. As her body struggles to recover, she dreams of fellow soldiers, each one on the road to healing from grief, loss, and trauma. “The Falling and the Rising” was produced by the US Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus, TriCities Opera, and WCNY.
Four Native American Vietnam War veterans reflect on the agony of war and how their communities helped them carry their warrior legacy proudly. A lifetime later, these soldiers begin to tell their stories. Funding provided by Vision Maker Media and The Mark and Mary Davis Foundation.
Veteran Children is a documentary film project that illuminates the remarkable strengths, challenges, and perspectives of America’s military children. The film provides a unique lens as families and children tell us their own stories in their own words.
A team of photographers, writers, and filmmakers—both veteran and civilian—are crisscrossing the country to explore the lives of post-9/11 veterans, the divide between them and their communities, and the stereotypes that veterans and civilians hold about each other. Why does this divide exist? How does it affect communities across the country? And why does it matter?
Color the Muppets and cut them out and tape them onto your fingers. Then, have a thank you parade for our veterans!
In every adventure, some things change, but others stay the same. Use this page as a way to talk about the things that are the same, things that are different‚ and things that you’d like to keep the same, perhaps family traditions or routines.
Learn about the diversity of people who have signed up for military service with the United States Armed Forces and the various reasons that prompted them to make the decision to do so. Students will begin to consider the veteran experience and the diverse people who share the experience, in these video clips adapted from “American Veteran.”
Students invite veterans into their school to learn about what it means to serve in the military. Teachers and school staff also share their own personal connections with veterans that are particularly close to their hearts. The program and veterans’ stories help students make connections with the information they read about in history books.