(PRWEB) May 23, 2013
Every year America sets aside the last Monday in May to honor the men and women in uniform who have sacrificed so much for their nation. This Memorial Day weekend, as millions of individuals and families enjoy picnics, leisure, and time with family, Trinity Broadcasting Network, America's go-to source for faith and family television, features a lineup of movies and specials designed to honor America’s veterans and war heroes.
“Every American owes a debt of gratitude to the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and other military personnel who have labored and sacrificed in the defense of this great nation,” said TBN founder and President Dr. Paul Crouch. “Here at TBN we have dedicated the Memorial Day weekend to commemorate their actions — and to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice.”
Among the programs featured this Memorial Day weekend on TBN are:
"Flag of My Father." This powerful movie tells the story of an Army nurse and former POW whose faith in God is put to the test as she battles through personal wounds and family hostility following the sudden death of her father, a Vietnam veteran. Airs May 25 through 27 (check here for broadcast times).
"The Conscientious Objector." The remarkable story of devout Christian and military hero Desmond Doss, a World War II medic who earned the Medal of Honor despite refusing to carry a weapon into combat. Convinced that he was a coward, Doss’ fellow soldiers heaped ridicule and abuse on him — until, during a three week period of fighting near Okinawa in 1945, he repeatedly braved enemy fire to save the lives of over 80 of his comrades. A truly unforgettable and impacting movie. Airs May 26 (check here for broadcast times).
"League of Grateful Sons." Among the hundreds of thousands of soldiers, sailors, and airmen who returned home after World War II was a remarkable collection of men who made it their life mission to speak God’s providence and the meaning of manhood to the boys who would follow in their steps. Through wartime letters and present-day pilgrimages to the bloody battlefields of their youth, these warriors have spoken, and their thankful children — the League of Grateful Sons — rise to honor their legacy. A moving and memorable film. Airs May 26 (check here for broadcast times).
"Medal of Honor: Living Histories." In this impacting documentary, eight recipients of America’s highest military honor recount the heroic actions that prompted them to receive the Medal, and talk about the feelings they have for their country and for the soldiers who fought alongside them. Airs May 27 (check here for broadcast times).
"The Four Chaplains." An inspiring and true World War II story that recounts how four Army chaplains joined together in selfless heroism to save the men under their spiritual care from the icy North Atlantic after their ship was destroyed by a Nazi U-boat. Airs May 27 (check here for broadcast times).
In addition to these movies and programs, TBN will also air a number of other special shows throughout the Memorial Day weekend, including Heroes: Faces of Freedom, Clancy, Prisoners of Hope, and Saints and Soldiers. For a complete listing check TBN’s daily broadcast schedule.
Dr. Crouch noted that several of TBN's networks are available at military bases throughout the world, and some select TBN programming is even carried on the Armed Forces Network. “As we honor America's heroes this Memorial Day, I want to encourage TBN's viewers to keep our military men and women in prayer,” said Dr. Crouch. “Far from home, often in danger, and making a huge sacrifice for us, they certainly deserve to be lifted up on a daily basis. May God bless them.”