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Veterans Specials

Alabama Public Television's special programming commemorates veterans on Sunday, November 10.  We honor you for your service and sacrifice, your commitment and dedication, and so much more.  Thank you, Veterans!


Sunday, November 10

2:00PM   Jeremiah
In this award-winning APT original film, family, friends, and fellow POWs help tell the story of this American hero who led the way for prisoners in Hanoi and returned from Vietnam to become a U.S. Senator from Alabama. Six of Denton's children are interviewed in this moving account, as well as fellow POW's Robert Shumaker, James Mulligan and George Coker.

3:00PM   Scramble the Seawolves
The HA(L)-3 Seawolves would become the most decorated Squadron in the Vietnam War, arguably in all of Naval Aviation History. From meager beginnings, the most effective and offensive Navy squadron, Helicopter Attack Light Squadron Three Seawolves, was established inside the Republic of Vietnam in support of Task Force-116, Operation Gamewarden in 1967. This is their story.

4:30PM   Washington National Cathedral Veterans Day Tribute 2018
Set in the National Cathedral, it is a celebration of veterans of military service. The program is combination of live entertainment and pre-produced packages about the concerns, experiences, and successes of veterans. The U. S. Marine Corp Orchestra and Cathedral Choir anchor entertainment. An eclectic mix of musical performers features veterans. There are features on Presidents George H. Bush and Jimmy Carter, both veterans. Interviews with vets from WWII to Afghanistan tell their stories.

5:30PM   Glenn Miller Swing Celebration featuring the USAF Band
The USAF Air Force Band pays tribute to the legendary Glenn Miller on the 75th anniversary of his disappearance over the English Channel. Featuring vocalists and Broadway dancers, the Band plays dozens of Miller's hits, including 'I'll be Seeing You,' 'At Last,' 'Moonlight Serenade,' 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,' and 'Chatanooga Choo Choo.' Recorded in May, 2019 at the Strathmore Theater in Bethesda, MD.