NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) – 13News Now is thrilled to present our special program, the 32nd Annual Holiday Salute.

Mike Gooding, Lucy Bustamante, Philip Townsend and Ashley Smith will do their best to bridge the miles between the forward-deployed troops and their loved ones back on the home front and to .

Here are the following dates and times that Holiday Salute will air:

  • Saturday, Dec. 23, 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 25, 4:30 a.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 25, 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.

Holiday Salute first aired in 1986. The show has spanned seminal events in the late-20th and early-21st centuries, including the Cold War, Operation Desert Storm, the Bosnia and Kosovo wars, 9/11, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and now: Operation Inherent Resolve.

The show has encompassed the administrations of five commanders-in-chief: Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. All the while, telling the story through the eyes of local people on the front lines, and, their waiting families back home in Hampton Roads.