Memorial Day: The Past and the Present

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Memorial Day originated after the Civil War, but a somber remembrance of fallen soldiers has also become a cheerful greeting of summer. How well does America honor those who've died for their country? We look at Memorial Day: the history and practice. Also,the US Senate last week voted to update the GI Bill with new benefits for veterans, but John McCain had another idea.


Banner image: Civil War artillery, Arlington National Cemetery

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Karen Radziner