Happy Memorial Day

For most of us, Memorial Day signifies the unofficial beginning of summer, BBQs, and a long weekend. Here in Humboldt County, we have something called the Kinetic Grand Championship that takes place every year but we know that there is more to the Memorial holiday than this so we set out on a quest to understand what is really being celebrated on Memorial Day. We found a lot of information about the history behind Memorial. The short version: It is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. In our search, we also found some radio related options to help honor those people who are risking their lives and sometimes sacrificing them to allow us the freedoms we enjoy today.

Memorial Day Old Time Radio Shows
http://www.otrcat.com/memorial-day-old-time-radio.html

Sirius XM Radio announced that it will launch a four day channel “Bob Hope Radio” devoted to the legendary entertainer and showman’s USO tours of the military during World War II. Begins Friday May 24th.
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/bob-hope-radio-launches-memorial-164500573.html

Radio Smart Talk will be interviewing combat vets about what Memorial Day means to them.
http://www.witf.org/smart-talk/2013/05/radio-smart-talk-what-memorial-day-means-to-combat-vets.php

Please take a moment this weekend to remember all of the brave men and women who have given their lives while serving our country. If you have a story to share or a particular person you’d like to remember, please send us a comment and we’ll try to get it posted.

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