Memorial Day Programming

Written by Holly on Friday May 27, 2011

mdayOETA dedicates this weekend to the brave men and women who lost their lives to defend our freedom. 

OKLAHOMA'S FALLEN -- This program pays tribute to Oklahoma soldiers who died in action while serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. To purchase a video of this locally-produced program, visit the store on the Pros 4 Vets website. This program will air three times: Saturday at 6pm, Sunday at 1pm and Monday at 6pm.

NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT – The National Symphony Orchestra and acclaimed musicians, actors and dignitaries honor our soldiers. Joining the all-star lineup is: American Idol finalist Pia Toscano; Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker; acclaimed actor Jason Ritter; and gospel legend Yolanda Adams. Airs Sunday at 7pm and repeats at 8:30pm.

KOREA - THE FORGOTTEN WAR IN COLOUR -- From the makers of the acclaimed "In-Colour" genre of documentaries, Stewart Binns and Adrian Wood, this program tells the story of the Korean war through the powerful color imagery, dramatic musical score and soundscape that are the hallmarks of Binns' and Wood's productions. Airs Monday from 8pm to 9:30pm.

MY VIETNAM YOUR IRAQ -- Vietnam veterans share their wartime experiences and those of their children, who served in Iraq. Airs Monday from 9:30pm to 10:30pm. 

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OKLAHOMA WORLD WAR II STORIES -- Presents the personal, compelling and emotional stories of courage and sacrifice from Oklahomas World War II veterans. Airs Sunday at 1:30pm on OKLA.

STATELINE "Thunderbirds" -- Introduces viewers to the 45th Infantry Division Museum in Oklahoma City, dedicated to preserving the work of the Oklahoma Army National Guard division known as the Thunderbirds. Airs Sunday at 6:30pm, Monday at 11:30pm and several times on Tuesday on OKLA.  

NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT – The National Symphony Orchestra and acclaimed musicians, actors and dignitaries honor our soldiers. Joining the all-star lineup is: American Idol finalist Pia Toscano; Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker; acclaimed actor Jason Ritter; and gospel legend Yolanda Adams. Airs Monday at 7pm and 8:30pm on OKLA.

WAR LETTERS: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE -- From last Veterans Day, this program reveals a collection of personal correspondence that brings to life the deepest, most human side of war, from the American Revolution to the Gulf War. Based on Andrew Carroll's bestseller, War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars, the one- hour film transcends the subject of war by exploring the love, passion, pain, horror and hope of the men and women who fought and those who waited at home.Newly uncovered personal correspondence from the American Revolution to the Gulf War are revealed. Airs Tuesday at 8pm on OKLA.

HALLOWED GROUNDS -- A look at military cemeteries around the world where American military men and women are buried. Airs Tuesday at 9pm on OKLA.