VA, DOE and History Channel
present the "Story of
WASHINGTON (Nov. 3, 2004) - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the
Department of Education and the History Channel have collaborated on the
creation of "The Story of Veterans Day," a youth-oriented documentary
which will be broadcast Nov. 11 on the History Channel.
"We're thankful the History Channel and the Department of Education
this documentary to educate our nation on the meaning of Veterans Day
and the sacrifices of America's veterans," said Secretary of Veterans
Affairs Anthony J. Principi. "Educating the American people about the
value of honoring veterans is priceless."
"The Story of Veterans Day" is the fourth installment in a series called
"History of the Holiday," which explores the meaning and origin of
national holidays on the History Channel. VA provided historical
information and footage to the History Channel and worked with the
Department of Education on its outreach efforts to veterans.
The 30-minute program, which examines the meaning and origin of Veterans
Day, will air nationally on Thursday, Nov. 11, on the History Channel at
8 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET/PT.
The series, created to stimulate student interest in our American
holidays, also includes programs on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,
Presidents' Day and