NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY 2024

We’re celebrating our veterans this Memorial Day with local, national and children’s programming. Join us for touching stories of war and legacy. Watch the premieres live on APT and stream our collection on the free PBS app.

Editor's Pick

National Memorial Day Concert

May 5, 2024

2024 National Memorial Day Concert Preview

Watch the 2024 National Memorial Day Concert on PBS, hosted by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise Sunday, May 26, 8/7C.

The Ghost Army

May 14, 2024

Trailer

The amazing story of the secret WWII unit that duped Hitler's Army. Airs

REEL SOUTH

April 7, 2024

The Volunteer

An Asian-American veteran of the Vietnam War searches for the soldier who saved his life.

Alabama Remembers Vietnam : Barry Taylor

Alabama Remembers Vietnam

October 24, 2017

Barry Taylor

US Army SPC, Barry Taylor

Alabama Public Television Documentaries : WWII: Alabama Remembers

Alabama Public Television Documentaries

November 10, 2007

WWII: Alabama Remembers

Alabamians who served during World War II.

Alabama Public Television Documentaries : JEREMIAH

Alabama Public Television Documentaries

November 10, 2015

JEREMIAH

The story of Jeremiah Denton, former POW and American Senator from Alabama

Streaming on Passport

Stream our entire Passport collection on the PBS App.

The Tuskegee Airmen: Return to Ramitelli
Narrated by Darius Rucker. Ramitelli airfield in Italy was home to the Tuskegee Airmen.

Shrapnel Down: My Korean War Story
A Korean War veteran shares his combat story with never-before-seen footage.

Elvis and the USS Arizona
The story of how one of music’s biggest icons helped to establish a USS Arizona memorial.

Homecoming: Sgt. Hamilton’s Long Journey
Decades later, an excavation and forensics team would bring long-awaited closure to Sgt. Vernon Hamilton’s family.

Celebrate Veterans with Kids!

Kids can celebrate Memorial Day, too! Check out videos from our series Yellowhammer History Hunt, stories aligned with the Alabama state curriculum, and visit The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in our Learning Adventure.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Students come face-to-face with the Vietnam War when they meet veterans and visit The Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Yellowhammer History Hunt : USS Alabama

Yellowhammer History Hunt

USS Alabama

Get a sailor’s view of World War II battleship the USS Alabama

Yellowhammer History Hunt : Tuskegee Airmen

Yellowhammer History Hunt

Tuskegee Airmen

Meet the famed Tuskegee Airmen

Yellowhammer History Hunt : World War I Memorials

Yellowhammer History Hunt

World War I Memorials

Alabama's 4th Regiment traveled to Europe in 1917 to join the war effort.

Honor Memorial Day in Your Classroom

These resources are designed to help educators teach and honor Memorial Day in the classroom with short videos all about the holiday’s history.

Memorial Day History

Do your students know that Memorial Day is always held on the last Monday in May? Or that the holiday was originally called Decoration Day, which was first officially celebrated in 1868? Learn about Memorial Day with this quick lookback.

Explore the Meaning & Significance of the American Flag

In this episode of Social Studies Shorts, learn about the history of the flag of the United States from its beginnings as a military flag to its most recent change when Hawaii was added as a state. 

Experience the Life of an American Veteran

With this personal narrative-driven collection, you and your students can follow the paths of America’s diverse community of veterans then discuss with your class.