Remembering Those Who Served
Every day, 1,500 World War II veterans die. In just 10 years, very few will be left to tell their stories.
Award-winning Rhode Island filmmaker Tim Gray and The World War II Foundation, have undertaken the task to capture and share as many of the stories and experiences of World War II veterans as possible, before the sources of this remarkable history have passed forever.
To commemorate Memorial Day, Rhode Island PBS presents a collection of documentaries, including the television premiere of Omaha Beach: Honor and Sacrifice, by Gray and cinematic artist Jim Karpeichik. Many of these stories prominently feature Rhode Islanders telling their stories, some for the first time since the war.
Escape in the Pacific 1943 - May 4 at 10 pm
Eagles of Mercy - May 11 at 10 pm
Navy Heroes of Normandy - May 18 at 10 pm
Above and Beyond - May 24 at 6 pm
Omaha Beach: Honor and Sacrifice - May 25 at 9 pm
World War II: Saving the Reality - May 25 at 10 pm
For more information, visit World War II Foundation site.
The annual PBS favorite National Memorial Day Concert will air live on Sunday, 5/24 at 8 p.m.; Tuesday, 5/26 at 12:30 a.m.; and Saturday, 5/30 at noon.
updated: May 22, 2015