Jewish War Veterans Memorial Service

Sunday, May 18, 1947

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Edited compilation of speeches given at event, "Dedicated to Brotherhood."

Mayor O'Dwyer addresses the audience. Encourages people to keep the memory of those who died in their memories and souls so they can say "that beauty for which you paid the full sacrifice ... is something that we will protect."

The audience is told not to applaud in the temple.

A second, unnamed speaker (Lt. Col. Richmond?) also speaks on Veterans and fighting "the battle of peace." "Suspicion, fear and distrust have already arisen."

Owen Brewster is introduced and speaks on peace.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69606
Municipal archives id: LT518


Owen Brewster and William O'Dwyer


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About Miscellaneous

Programs ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s covering a variety of cultural and political topics.

From archival broadcasts of sewer plant openings to single surviving episodes of long-defunct series, "Miscellaneous" is a catch-all for the odds and ends transferred as part of the New York Public Radio Archives Department's massive NEH-funded digitization project, launched in 2010.

Buried in this show you will find all sorts of treasures, from the 1937 dedication of the WNYC Greenpoint transmitter to the 1939 lighting of the City Hall Christmas tree and the 1964 reception for Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

This collection includes some unique “slice-of-life” productions that provide a telling portrait of America from the 1940s through the 1950s, such as public service announcements regarding everything from water conservation to traffic safety and juvenile delinquency and radio dramas such as "The Trouble Makers" and "Hate, Incorporated."



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