‘Thank You’ to Vets Encores on INSP After Video Receives Honor

Inspiration Networks will re-air a veterans-themed original short video today, Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11), after it received a prestigious honor from a national veterans group.

The video, Thank You for Your Service, was honored this past September by The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration for its poignant portrayal of a Vietnam vet being honored by a grateful public for his service to the country.

The 2:30 video first debuted on the network in May 2012 as part of the short-form inspirational video series Moments, celebrating love, faith and valor in action through scripted, documentary, narrative and interview features. The video airs Monday at 2:14 p.m. (ET), during Little House on the Prairie.

During the commemoration ceremony in Arlington, Va., INSP received an official commemoration flag and certificate signed by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey in recognition of the video, which has also received more than 900,000 YouTube views over the past year.

INSP officials said the network has donated 1,000 specially designed Thank You for Your Service videos for distribution to veterans around the country.

In addition, INSP is currently in production on another veterans-themed series, Moments of Valor, in collaboration with the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.

“Our goal has been to honor our veterans,” INSP chairman and CEO David Cerullo said. “We are so gratified for the way this video has touched so many lives.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.