In conjunction with Memorial Day, the Sportsman Channel will continue its Salute to Service initiative with a special that will air on May 26 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET. The special, called the Sportsman Channel’s Memorial Day Salute sponsored by Bravo Company, is a marathon of programming geared towards honoring U.S. veterans and their families.
The day's programming will be hosted by Gary Sinise, and only episodes of shows featuring military veterans or personnel will be aired during the time span. The Sportsman Channel will also air all eight episodes of NRA Life of Duty, as well as the Ice-T-narrated documentary Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire.
A new edition of Salute to Service airs each major U.S. holiday that commemorates military efforts, such as July 4th and Veterans Day.
This rendition of the initiative represents the Sportsman Channel’s desire to celebrate Memorial Day how the holiday was truly intended to be celebrated.
“Sportsman Channel’s Salute to Service reflects a conscious desire to promote what Memorial Day is truly about - that it doesn’t just mark the beginning of summer and a day off of work,” said Marc Fein, executive vice president of programming & production, Sportsman Channel, in a release, “On this day we remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms, we tell their stories and remind people of the rights they fought to protect, and we honor their memory by helping those who have served and are in need of assistance.”