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.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
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.