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WPBS-TV Presents Special Programming in November for Veteran’s Day and Remembrance Day

WATERTOWN, NY (October 31, 2023) – WPBS-TV marks the November 11th cross-border observance of Veteran’s Day / Remembrance Day with a compelling lineup of programs November 5th – November 12th, 2023 – honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Viewers especially do not want to miss the inspiring Music & Might: An International Military Spectacular on Sunday, November 12th at 12:00 noon, the first International Tattoo performed anywhere in the world in more than two years. The line-up of special programming includes: 

NOVEMBER 5TH, 2023

To Be of Service (12:00 noon)

The effect of war is profound for all the players engaged in the conflict. Veterans returning home may experience a disconnect from the world they once inhabited and struggle to function. 

Just Like Me: The Vietnam War/the American War (1:30 pm)

A journey from present to past and back again that follows Vietnam veteran Ron Osgood in his quest to recover fragmented and buried stories from all sides of the Vietnam War/American War.

Dear Sirs (2:30 pm)

After discovering an archive detailing the horrifying journey of his grandfather as an American POW during World War II, a young man from Wyoming sets out 75 years later to retrace his footsteps across Germany on bicycle.

Two Wars: Road to Integration (3:30 pm)

A document of the tremendous endeavor to integrate the U.S. Armed Forces and what that meant for Black service members and their families. 

Made in America (4:00 pm)

Explore the trauma of war; domestic and abroad. The story contrasts the life of a young man growing up in urban America against a young Iraq veteran.

NOVEMBER 11TH, 2023

Canada Remembers: Operation Friction (3:00 pm)

Operation Friction gives historical context and firsthand accounts of Canada’s military involvement in the First Gulf War, which began in 1990. 

Honour the Fallen (4:00 pm)

A beautiful and moving annual event on Parliament Hill honors fallen Canadian officers. Learn more about them, as people, through stories told by the family and friends left behind.

NOVEMBER 12TH, 2023

Music & Might: An International Military Special (12:00 noon)

Groups from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard and a total of 500 performers from 5 nations share their unique culture and pride.

Bob Dole: Italy & WWII (1:00 pm)

A story of those who lived through one of World War II’s most desperate fights, including the young lieutenant from Kansas whose unforgettable ordeal in Italy would shape his life of public service.

Stranger at Home: Healing the Psychological Wounds of War (2:00 pm)

The life-altering stories of the Navy Psychologist forced into whistleblowing, the Army Ranger involved in the killing of Pat Tillman, and the Vietnam Marine turned world-renowned trauma expert.

Dirigo: Maine at Gettysburg (3:30 pm)

Fifteen units of Maine soldiers were all part of the Union army at Gettysburg. Their contributions helped determine the outcome of The Civil War.

Seabees on Iwo Jima (4:00 pm)

The story of the United States Naval Construction Battalions of World War II. Narrated by CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz.

 

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