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AETN plans special programming for Veterans Day weekend

Posted 08 Nov 2017

The Arkansas Educational Television Network will celebrate and honor veterans with special programming Sunday, Nov. 12, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

The schedule includes:

Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, to place his ashes aboard the sunken battleship. Following the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941, 19-year-old Ray was blown into the water and swam through oil and fire to Ford Island, an islet in the center of Pearl Harbor, Oahu. There, he found a rifle and opened fire on Japanese planes. Later, Haerry helped to recover the bodies of his fallen shipmates. One of the few remaining crew members from the USS Arizona who survived the Japanese attack during World War II, Haerry passed away at the age of 94 on Sept. 27, 2016. In April of 2017, his ashes were interred in the USS Arizona, where he rejoined more than 1,000 of his shipmates who lost their lives on that fateful day.

Ken Burns' "The Vietnam War," a 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series, will repeat Tuesday evenings at 8 during the month of November, as part of the "AETN Salutes Arkansas Vietnam Veterans" initiative. More information about the local initiative, including complete information on how to get involved, is available at aetn.org/thevietnamwar.

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