Veteran'S Day

The Brian Lehrer Show

Vietnam Memorial: American Icon

Monday, November 11, 2013

Kurt Andersen, writer and host of Studio 360, talks about the Vietnam Memorial and takes calls from listeners on Veteran's Day.


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The Brian Lehrer Show

Our Veterans Today

Monday, November 12, 2012

It's Veterans Day. Tom Tarantino, Deputy Policy Director for the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, joins us to explain how we can support veterans and their families, and how coming home has changed.

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The Takeaway

The History of Memorial Day

Monday, May 28, 2012

It’s Memorial Day, a day that Americans often conflate with Veterans Day. Just to clarify: Memorial Day, once known as Decoration Day, was founded just after the Civil War; Veterans Day, once known as Armistice Day, was founded after World War I. Veterans Day is in November; Memorial Day, of course, is the last Monday in May. Kenneth C. Davis, author "Don't Know Much About History," gives a more comprehensive history of the origins and evolution of Memorial Day.



Remembering Brooklyn Marine Lance Corporal Julian Brennan

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Brooklyn Marine Lance Corporal Julian Brennan was killed in Afghanistan last January. Contrary to the image of the tough soldier, Brennan was also a trained actor, singer and a budding writer. Brennan's parents spoke to WNYC’s Kathleen Horan about his 25 years of life. This Veterans Day, Horan returns to talk to his family.


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