Young and the Restless and Bold and the Beautiful honor our country’s veterans on Friday, 11-11-11

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Country star Beau Davidson appears on Bold and the Beautiful on Veterans DayCBS Daytime soaps (and the entire daytime line up) honors our country’s veterans with themed episodes on Friday, November 11, 2011.

On The Young and the Restless, while characters honor the holiday, war hero Chance (John Driscoll) learns that he has been given a special assignment and will be redeployed back to the Middle East after training.

The Bold and the Beautiful recruits real-life war heroes to be featured in a special episode.  Twenty men and women from all branches of the United States Armed Forces and from wars spanning from “The Battle of the Bulge” in World War II to the current war in Afghanistan come together to pay tribute to their fellow veterans.  

Several characters, as well as the veterans, gather at Dayzee’s Café in honor of the brave men and women who protect and serve the United States of America. The guests are serenaded by country western crooner Beau Davidson, with a patriotic ballad that he composed, titled “Blessed.”

In addition, actor John McCook will appear in a PSA for, an organization which seeks to establish Veterans Day as a national day of service and celebration.

Here are the names off all the real-life war veterans who are appearing on Bold and the Beautiful  for this special tribute:

Cenita Johnson
Wally Burr
Zachary Stockdale
Sgt. Major James Dever
Vic Harris
Ian Stanley
Cynthia Rose Hall
Ramon Antonio What
Ric Maddox
Shawn Michaels
Seth Bailey
Josiah D. Lee
Michael Sherman
Janell Lockett
Ashlee Brian
Bill Kennedy
Jonathan Khan
Tommy Lamarr Owens
Stacey Durkett
Lonnie Beard
Anthony Ortega

Soapdom salutes the men and women of our nation's armed forces and  honors them for keeping us and our homeland safe and secure.

Happy Veterans Day!