Veteran http://wamc.org en Purple Heart Hall of Honor, Inc. http://wamc.org/post/purple-heart-hall-honor-inc <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Located in New Windsor, New York, the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor commemorates the extraordinary sacrifices of America's servicemen and service women who were killed or wounded in combat. The mission of the Hall of Honor is to collect and preserve the stories of Purple Heart recipients from all branches of service and across generations to ensure that all recipients are represented.</p><p>To tell us more we are joined by the Executive Director of the <a href="http://www.thepurpleheartinc.com/">Purple Heart Hall of Honor, Inc.</a>, Andrew Komonchak.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 92697 at http://wamc.org Purple Heart Hall of Honor, Inc. Ideas Matter - Serving: Standing Down http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-serving-standing-down <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It’s time now for our weekly check-in with the humanities in our segment <em>Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities</em>. Today’s we’ll find out about humanities programming for veterans with the <a href="http://www.nyhumanities.org/">New York Council for the Humanities</a>.</p><p>There is a new adult reading and discussion series for vets and their caregivers called <a href="http://www.talkingservice.greatbooks.org/"><em>Serving: Standing Down</em></a>. Here to tell us all about it is Donald Whitfield - Vice President at the Great Books Foundation in Chicago where he directs the adult education division, Great Books Discussions. He is a veteran of the United States Army and a graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis.</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Ray Graf 88475 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter - Serving: Standing Down Albany Veterans' Day Parade http://wamc.org/post/albany-veterans-day-parade-0 <p>More than 900,000 veterans&nbsp; call New York home. Vets have marched in Albany's traditional Veterans' Day Parade for more than fifty years. The parade stepped off at 11:11am from Central Ave &amp; Manning Blvd,&nbsp; headed down Central to Lark St and then along Washington Avenue to N Hawk Street &nbsp;to the reviewing stand on the steps of the State Education building.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:59:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 77511 at http://wamc.org Albany Veterans' Day Parade “Theater of War” at Vassar College on 11/3 http://wamc.org/post/theater-war-vassar-college-113 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"</span><a href="http://www.outsidethewirellc.com/projects/theater-of-war/overview" style="line-height: 1.5;">Theater of War</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">" is a public health project, having produced hundreds of dramatic readings of Greek tragedies for mixed civilian and military audiences to start a conversation about the return of soldiers to civilian life.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.vassar.edu">Vassar College</a> in Poughkeepsie, NY is hosting "Theater of War" for a dramatic reading of scenes from Sophocles' "Ajax" on Sunday, Nov. 3rd from 4:00-6:00p in the Vassar Chapel in association with the Vassar College Department of Greek and Roman Studies.</p><p>Bryan Doerries is the Founder and Artistic Director of “Theater of War” and he joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 76648 at http://wamc.org “Theater of War” at Vassar College on 11/3 "The Widow's Strike" by Brad Taylor http://wamc.org/post/widows-strike-brad-taylor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>The Widow’s Strike</em> is the fourth novel in the Pike Logan series, following the success of <em>Enemy of Mine</em>. A twenty-one year veteran of the US Army Infantry and Special Forces, it is no surprise that Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Brad Taylor has made military authenticity his writing trademark.</p><p><em>The Widow’s Strike</em> is an explosive ride alongside America’s counterterrorism operators that will leave readers breathless. In his new thriller, a mutation of a deadly virus invented by nature but genetically manipulated by man falls into the wrong hands.</p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69328 at http://wamc.org "The Widow's Strike" by Brad Taylor 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 Listener Essay - Thank You For Your Service http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-thank-you-your-service <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Dan New is a combat Vietnam Veteran and an artist who loves to write and photograph as expression of his life.</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:55:00 +0000 60931 at http://wamc.org Veteran Talks about Iraq Experience http://wamc.org/post/veteran-talks-about-iraq-experience <p></p><p></p><p>New York National Guard Sargeant Chris Paiser was deployed to Iraq about three months after the capture of Saddam Hussein.&nbsp; On June 16th,&nbsp; 2004,&nbsp; Paiser was at his base’s PX in Balad when a rocket attack caused shrapnel to impact just below his right temple, permanently blinding him.&nbsp; Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:47:22 +0000 Pat Bradley 60233 at http://wamc.org Veteran Talks about Iraq Experience