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"Our Greatest National Treasure,“ a special honoring those who have defended the U.S. in times of war, as well as their loved ones, will air Memorial Day from 6-9 p.m. on Pittsburgh’s WPGB-FM, 104.7.

Earlier, Altoona’s WFBG-AM 1290 will run the special from 6-9 a.m. More than 150 stations across the country will broadcast the program this weekend. ”Our Greatest National Treasure“ is written and produced by Pittsburgh’s Marshall Adams and hosted by KIRO-FM Seattle’s Dave Ross.

The show is a project of Fisher House Foundation, which provides no-cost housing and other support for families of the military who are receiving treatment in military or VA hospitals.

Fisher House is adjacent to the VA Medical Center in Oakland.

WQED TV will air a number of specials this weekend, including four that are new. The biggest celebration is the national concert, hosted by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, broadcast from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol ( Sunday at 8 and 9:30 p.m.)

Other programming includes ”Unsung Heroes: The Story of America’s Female Patriots ( Sunday at 4 p.m.) and “Days of June: June 6, 1944” (, Friday, 9 p.m.). The latter commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Normany landing.

 


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