Lidia Celebrates America - Holiday for Heroes

Holiday for Heroes is a one-hour special from Lidia Bastianich that is part of the Lidia Celebrates America series. In this special, Lidia celebrates the holidays with a group of five ethnically diverse veterans from around the country representing the various branches of the military who have served in tours from Vietnam to Afghanistan and Iraq. Their stories are explored, including what prompted them to serve in the military and how they prepare for their Christmas celebrations with their families. Lidia also visits an aircraft carrier at sea to gain a sense of being on active duty and returns to Naval Station Norfolk, where she brings together the veterans for a dinner celebration at the U.S. military base and is joined by ABC correspondent Bob Woodruff.

Total CPB Investment: 

$390,391

Made Possible by CPB's: 

WGBH
Boston, MA
TVPRG
$390,391

Topics: 

History & Biography
Veterans & Military Service