Memorial Day
Memorial Day

Memorial Day

A remembrance of those brave soldiers fallen in war who were protecting our freedom.

Restoring the Meaning of Memorial Day

May 21, 2015

Have we lost the true meaning of Memorial Day amidst all the picnics, campouts, and barbecues?

Have we lost the true meaning of Memorial Day amidst all the picnics, campouts, and barbecues?

  • Family & Lifestyle

Memorial Day History, Armed Forces, Holiday Cookouts, History Flight, Celebrating at Home, Battle Monuments

May 25, 2020

Matthew Mason explains the origin of Memorial Day, Denise Rohan talks about honoring the Armed Forces, Cheryl Slocum gives holiday cookout tips, Justin Lehew discusses honoring MIA soldiers, Alison Faulkner teaches how to celebrate at home, Michael Conley talks about battle monuments.

Matthew Mason explains the origin of Memorial Day, Denise Rohan talks about honoring the Armed Forces, Cheryl Slocum gives holiday cookout tips, Justin Lehew discusses honoring MIA soldiers, Alison Faulkner teaches how to celebrate at home, Michael Conley talks about battle monuments.

Why We Memorialize

May 22, 2015

Guests: Jan Scruggs, founder and president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Greg Dickinson, Chair of the Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University and co-editor of the book "Places of Public Memory: The Rhetoric of Museums and Memorials." Aaron Skabelund, professor of history here at BYU with an emphasis on collective memory and modern Japan. Scott Paeth, professor of Religious Studies, Peace, Justice and Conflict at DePaul University We hear from the man credited with getting one of the most iconic memorials in America built: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. That nearly-five-hundred-foot wall of black granite on the National Mall with more than 58,000 names of veterans engraved on it

Guests: Jan Scruggs, founder and president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Greg Dickinson, Chair of the Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University and co-editor of the book "Places of Public Memory: The Rhetoric of Museums and Memorials." Aaron Skabelund, professor of history here at BYU with an emphasis on collective memory and modern Japan. Scott Paeth, professor of Religious Studies, Peace, Justice and Conflict at DePaul University We hear from the man credited with getting one of the most iconic memorials in America built: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. That nearly-five-hundred-foot wall of black granite on the National Mall with more than 58,000 names of veterans engraved on it

  • Storytelling

Memorial Day

May 26, 2020

On today’s episode, enjoy the following: "When I Was One and Twenty" by Sam Payne "Abraham and Isaac: Sacrifice at Gettysburg" by Syd Lieberman "Gordon Pappas at War", an interview with Sam's Grandfather

On today’s episode, enjoy the following: "When I Was One and Twenty" by Sam Payne "Abraham and Isaac: Sacrifice at Gettysburg" by Syd Lieberman "Gordon Pappas at War", an interview with Sam's Grandfather

Peace Memorials

Feb 22, 2021

What if We Honored Peace Activists Like We Honor Military Veterans?

What if We Honored Peace Activists Like We Honor Military Veterans?

American Spirit

May 27, 2019

Taya Kyle, author of "American Spirit," tells her tragic story and talks about the hope that remains in the world that helped her overcome it.

Taya Kyle, author of "American Spirit," tells her tragic story and talks about the hope that remains in the world that helped her overcome it.

Should We Memorialize Violence?

May 25, 2020

Guest: Kenneth Foote, PhD, Professor of Historical Geography, University of Connecticut, Author of “Shadowed Ground: America’s Landscapes of Violence and Tragedy” Why is it that, after a tragedy, we build a memorial at the site? Maybe it starts as a makeshift monument – a pile of flowers, cards, stuffed animals and candles. Sometimes it evolves into something more formal where a community chooses to permanently memorialize a traumatic event like a mass shooting or terrorist attack. In the aftermath of a tragedy, there is always a tension between wanting to remember and wanting to forget. (Originally aired 11/13/2017)

Guest: Kenneth Foote, PhD, Professor of Historical Geography, University of Connecticut, Author of “Shadowed Ground: America’s Landscapes of Violence and Tragedy” Why is it that, after a tragedy, we build a memorial at the site? Maybe it starts as a makeshift monument – a pile of flowers, cards, stuffed animals and candles. Sometimes it evolves into something more formal where a community chooses to permanently memorialize a traumatic event like a mass shooting or terrorist attack. In the aftermath of a tragedy, there is always a tension between wanting to remember and wanting to forget. (Originally aired 11/13/2017)

  • News & Information

Walk in My Combat Boots

Mar 3, 2021

Life on the front lines with Black Hawk Down's Matt Eversmann. Wives of Vietnam War POWs fought publicly for their husbands' release.

Life on the front lines with Black Hawk Down's Matt Eversmann. Wives of Vietnam War POWs fought publicly for their husbands' release.

I Got the Book You Sent Today - Gordon Pappas

Jan 16, 2018

We share just a bit about Sam’s grandfather, World War II veteran Gordon Pappas.

We share just a bit about Sam’s grandfather, World War II veteran Gordon Pappas.

Veterans

Nov 11, 2020

A veteran's view on why he served

A veteran's view on why he served

Responding Well Under Pressure

Nov 11, 2020

Kirk Lippold talks about how to respond well under pressure in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the USS Cole.

Kirk Lippold talks about how to respond well under pressure in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the USS Cole.

  • Storytelling

Memorial Day 2021 with The Apple Seed

Jun 1, 2021

Stories to help us remember the fallen

Stories to help us remember the fallen

Birds of Prey Saved a Veteran’s Life

Mar 29, 2021

A Vietnam veteran learned to cope with PTSD through his work tracking bald eagles in the Canadian wilderness.

A Vietnam veteran learned to cope with PTSD through his work tracking bald eagles in the Canadian wilderness.

  • Storytelling

This Too Shall Pass

Sep 12, 2019

Join us today with war veterans, Colonel Greg Adams and Sergeant Hunter Sebresos, as we listen to and discuss the events of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, its aftermath and recovery. Stories of war and peace are told by Anne Rutherford, Joel ben Izzy, Kevin Cordi, Syd Lieberman and Bob Reiser. Their narratives remind us of life in war, the importance of supporting each other in hard times and that despite the trials we have in our lives, “This, too, Shall Pass”.

Join us today with war veterans, Colonel Greg Adams and Sergeant Hunter Sebresos, as we listen to and discuss the events of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, its aftermath and recovery. Stories of war and peace are told by Anne Rutherford, Joel ben Izzy, Kevin Cordi, Syd Lieberman and Bob Reiser. Their narratives remind us of life in war, the importance of supporting each other in hard times and that despite the trials we have in our lives, “This, too, Shall Pass”.

Veterans of the War on Terror

May 31, 2021

A Veteran’s View on Why He Served

A Veteran’s View on Why He Served

  • Storytelling

EXTRA **** "When I Was One and Twenty" by Sam Payne

Nov 11, 2020

EXTRA **** "When I Was One and Twenty" by Sam Payne

EXTRA **** "When I Was One and Twenty" by Sam Payne