memorial day http://wamc.org en Paul Elisha: Memorial Day http://wamc.org/post/paul-elisha-memorial-day <p>Paul Elisha checks in with his Tuesday commentary. &nbsp;Today, Paul look at Memorial Day.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 16:40:00 +0000 Paul Elisha 65709 at http://wamc.org Ulster County Hosts Memorial Day Parades http://wamc.org/post/ulster-county-hosts-memorial-day-parades <p>KINGSTON – Perfect springtime weather marked this year's Memorial Day, as thousands of spectators lined the streets of Hudson Valley, New York communities to mark the occasion with flags, honor, parades and ceremonies to honor those who gave their lives for our country.</p><p>Hurley's traditional parade kicked off with the boom of musket fire, as a long line of veterans, marching bands, and officials made their way down the hill along Main Street. The procession included fire trucks, wagons, and a long line of vintage Corvettes.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 12:21:48 +0000 Hank Gross 65696 at http://wamc.org Ulster County Hosts Memorial Day Parades Memorial Day Special Broadcasts on WAMC http://wamc.org/post/memorial-day-special-broadcasts-wamc <p></p><p>ALBANY, NY – May 20, 2013 - This Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, WAMC Northeast Public Radio will adjust its regular program schedule to broadcast several special radio events touting the unique American spirit.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 16:59:12 +0000 65502 at http://wamc.org Listener Essay - The Retreat http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-retreat <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif;">&nbsp;Dan New is a combat Vietnam Veteran and an artist who loves to write and photograph as expression of his life.</span></p><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Dan New 65378 at http://wamc.org President Obama to Honor Fallen Troops on Memorial Day http://wamc.org/post/president-obama-honor-fallen-troops-memorial-day <p>President Barack Obama is paying tribute to fallen warriors on Memorial Day, attending a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and honoring those who died in the Vietnam War.</p><p>The president will participate today in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, and then mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.</p> Mon, 28 May 2012 11:18:58 +0000 39895 at http://wamc.org President Obama to Honor Fallen Troops on Memorial Day Paul Elisha: The Cost of Freedom http://wamc.org/post/paul-elisha-cost-freedom <p>&nbsp;</p><p>In announcing their intention to cancel this year&rsquo;s Memorial Day Parade, in Saratoga Springs, New York, last week, the annual event&rsquo;s sponsoring organization, listed a number of reasons, one of which really shocked this commentator&rsquo;s sense of how cheaply, beyond dollar value, many of today&rsquo;s Americans assess the worth of their so-called &lsquo;Freedom.&rsquo;&nbsp; The sponsors literally stated the event was too &lsquo;dollar-costly.&rsquo;</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 16:35:30 +0000 39496 at http://wamc.org