Veterans Day

  • 2007
  • 1 Season

Honor the extraordinary journeys of the brave men and women of the Armed Forces.

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A Distant Shore: African Americans Of D-Day
10. A Distant Shore: African Americans Of D-Day
February 24, 2007
Although largely forgotten by history, nearly 2,000 African Americans were among the troops who stormed the beaches of Normandy. For the first time ever, seven of these forgotten heroes tell their stories.
A Complete History of the Green Berets
9. A Complete History of the Green Berets
March 25, 2001
JFK called their trademark beret "a symbol of excellence, a badge of courage, a mark of distinction in the fight for freedom." Explore the history of these "Quiet Professionals," as commandos and instructors.
Sledgehammer: Old Breed Marine
8. Sledgehammer: Old Breed Marine
November 6, 2001
Private Eugene B. Sledge spent four months engaged in close combat with the Japanese. Years later, his book about the conflict would be hailed as the finest account of an enlisted man's war ever written.
Defending America: U.S. Customs
7. Defending America: U.S. Customs
March 1, 2003
From its beginnings after the American Revolution to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we see why the law enforcement officers of U.S. Customs are considered "America's Gatekeepers."
Defending America: The National Guard
6. Defending America: The National Guard
March 1, 2003
Older than the United States itself, the National Guard protects America at home and abroad during war, flood, fire, riots, and now terrorism.
America's 5 Star Heroes
5. America's 5 Star Heroes
May 24, 1998
Only nine men in all history have worn five stars for the United States, and all served during World War II. Examine how their great weaknesses and strengths of character meshed with genius and guts to win the war.
True Story of the Big Red One
4. True Story of the Big Red One
August 30, 1998
Learn the dramatic story of the illustrious First Division of the U.S. Army - called the Big Red One because of the red numeral "1" on its uniforms' shoulders - from its organization in 1917 through the present day.
Dog Tag Anthology
2. Dog Tag Anthology
June 27, 2004
After the Vietnam War, thousands of U.S. soldiers' lost dog tags were sold at Vietnamese markets and souvenir stands. Since 2001, Bob McMahon and his wife Ann have been on a mission to return the tags to their owners.
Act of Honor
1. Act of Honor
May 19, 2007
On November 15, 2004, Sgt. Rafael Peralta died while fighting to secure a key insurgent stronghold in Iraq. Watch Peralta's extraordinary journey from Tijuana, Mexico to the line of fire.

Honor the extraordinary journeys of the brave men and women of the Armed Forces.Veterans Day is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on May 19, 2007.Veterans Day is available for streaming on the HISTORY Vault website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Veterans Day on demand at History Vault.

  • Premiere Date
    May 19, 2007