In November 2003, SPC James Fair was critically wounded by a bomb while serving in Iraq. His injuries included the loss of both hands and the loss of sight in both eyes. Now, with the help of Homes for Our Troops, Duquesne Light, the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show and many others, Fair is moving into a Ross Township home built to accommodate his special needs.
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Ross McGinnis: Fallen Hero
Spc. Ross McGinnis earned the Medal of Honor for an unbelievable act of courage and sacrifice. He rolled onto a hand grenade and absorbed the blast to save four of his comrades...
Stone Soldiers: Saving the Gettysburg Monuments
Time, nature and vandals are taking a toll on the Gettysburg battlefield monuments. This Emmy-winning OnQ documentary profiles the people working...
Long Road Home
Long Road Home focuses on the compelling stories of Pittsburgh area veterans coping and healing with the emotional wounds of war, after combat in Iraq, Vietnam, Korea, and World War II....
Slave To Soldier
This exhibit at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Oakland chronicles the epic struggle of enslaved Africans who fought for their freedom in the Civil War. OnQ's Chris Moore reports.
A Gathering of Eagles
An event at the Heinz History Center that honored the Tuskegee Airmen of Western Pennsylvania, as well as Leroy W. Homer, co-pilot of the ill-fated United Flight 93.
World War II Women Veterans
They answered the call to join the military after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. OnQ's Chris Moore profiles several local women who served their country.
WWII Veterans Calendar
They're a part of America's greatest generation -- the men and women who served in World War II. After more than 60 years, plans are underway to build a WW II memorial...
It's a simple play on words: combining "veteran" with "entrepreneur" - but it means real business for the men and women who have served our country...
Veterans’ Programming on WQED-TV
Honor Flight – Thur, 11/8, 10:30pm
32 Ohio WWII veterans travel from Columbus to Washington D.C. to visit the WWII Memorial. With help from Honor Flight, these seniors make the trip of a lifetime. Veterans share their stories and thoughts on this exciting and very emotional journey.
Long Road Home – Fri, 11/9 at 10pm
Exploring the impact of wartime Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),LONG ROAD HOME offers compelling stories of Pittsburgh-area military veterans of Vietnam, Korea and World War II still coming to terms with the emotional wounds of war. The film explores successful therapies and documents the promising research underway at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where doctors study the sleep and brain patterns of PTSD sufferers and examine the reasons why women are twice as likely as men to develop the disorder. The program concludes on a hopeful note, with a visit to a weekend retreat for veterans dealing with PTSD and combat stress. United by their experiences, the former servicemen and women discuss their feelings, their struggles in civilian life, their need for closure and their optimism for the future.
National Salute to Veterans – Sun, 11/11 at 8pm
This program pays tribute to the courageous service of our 22 million American veterans. Hosted by actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, NATIONAL SALUTE TO VETERANS celebrates all our American heroes who have served throughout our country's history. The program features new footage relating to the importance of Veterans Day, shot at the U.S. Capitol with co-hosts Mantegna and Sinise, as well as the "best of the best" moments from past concerts at the U.S. Capitol. The line-up includes: Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.), Forest Whitaker, Pia Toscano, Kris Allen, A.J. Cook, Jason Ritter, Yolanda Adams and more, accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra.
Classical WQED-FM 89.3
On Veteran's Day, WQED-FM will air two Morman Tabernacle Choir Veteran's Day shows
11am - Noble Heroes
New for 2012, this program features "This Land is Your Land," "The House I Live In," "Guide Us, O God of Grace;" "God Be With You Till We Meet Again" and more.
11:30am - Veteran's Remembered
This program features "This is My Country," "America the Beautiful," "Hymn to the Fallen," "Salute to the Armed Forces," "Let There Be Peace on Earth" and more.