Rise And Honor
ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition teamed up with EIF to present a one-hour special: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition “Rise and Honor” A Veterans Day Special. Airing on Veterans Day (11/11/11) at 8/7c on ABC, host Ty Pennington took us back to some of the most heartwarming military stories featured over the years. The EMHE crew also paid a visit to select heroic families to find out what they’ve been up to since the makeover and how they are paying it forward by helping their fellow veterans. The special culminated in a celebratory event that featured an audience of active-duty service members and veterans in addition to a live musical performance by Jewel, who also co-hosted the special.
Throughout the episode, celebrities shined a light on issues veterans face after serving in the military, as well as the strengths and skills returning veterans bring to the work force and their communities. The Veterans Day program included appearances by Whoopi Goldberg, Jewel, George Lopez, J.R. Martinez, Rachael Ray, Sherri Shepherd, Robin Williams and Major League Baseball players Daniel Murphy of the Mets, Shane Victorino of the Phillies and Clay Buchholz of the Red Sox. The celebrities encouraged the public to donate at www.riseandhonor.org.