2018 Tribute to our Troops: Saluting a century

This year's "Tribute to our Troops" premieres Friday, November 9th at 6:30pm and again Sunday, November 11th 6:30pm. It will also air at various times throughout the upcoming holiday season. 

Since 2003, FOX 2 has honored the men and women who put their lives on the line for our country. Each year, our goal is to pay "Tribute to our Troops" from Michigan and with ties to the Great Lakes State. That tradition continues, as we mark our 100th Veterans Day. This year, we honor some of Michigan's centenarians who have served. 

Here are some of the highlights from this year's commercial-free program:

103-year-old Preston Jowers, of Rochester Hills, is the oldest living member of the Tuskegee Airmen.

101-year-old George Mogill witnessed racism and bigotry during World War II. When he returned home, he treated everyone equal.

108-year-old Rosaria "Sarah" Martinico is a real-life Rosie the Riveter. While the men were at war, she was busy building B-17 bombers. She recalls her days in the factory.

100-year-old Ray Brown: a decorated member of the U.S. Air Force. He was instrumental in missions that changed the outcome of World War II. 

100-year-old Tom Holmes served all over during World War II. He was also in the Battle of the Bulge. He took two bullets to the head as a platoon sergeant. He continues to inspire as he focuses on a life well lived.

Detroit Marine's dog tags are returned to his sister, 50 years after he was killed in action. A father and son veteran team found and bought the dog tags while visiting Vietnam. They've made it their mission to help give military families closure.

This year's "Tribute to Our Troops" airs at 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 9th and Sunday, November 11th at 6:30p.m. on FOX 2. It will also re-air throughout November and December. You can also watch the show in its entirety in the video above.