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Memorial Day Programs on WV Public Radio

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Our spotlight is on the service and sacrifice of our nation's veterans with these special programs on the radio:

Folktales of Patriotism & Remembrance  Thursday, May 22 at 9 p.m.

As American founding father and second U.S. President John Adams noted: "Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives." In honor of this weekend's Memorial Day celebrations, we're traveling the world for musical reflections, tributes and remembrances of those who gave their lives for their country. Beginning in the United States, we'll be touring Europe, South America, Asia, Aftica, and beyond with a special tribute to our original celebration of "Decoration Day" in Civil War days.

Tribute and Remembrance  Monday, May 26 at 2 p.m.

America's finest military bands provide the musical continuity to this one-hour Memorial Day special presented by Bill Burkhardt of WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Interwoven with narrative history of the holiday, it is a fitting memorial to those who have served and sacrificed.

Tribute and Remembrance: Monumental Disagreements  Thursday, May 29 at 9 p.m.

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This is a country awash in monuments.  They adorn traffic circles, street corners and, of course, the National Mall. We've memorialized everything from famous soldiers and statesmen, to big ideas or major events--and a lot in between. Yet our ambivalence toward these monuments is as old as our enthusiasm for them. Case in point: The Washington Monument. Ever wonder why there isn't actually an image of Washington on it?


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