On Monday, Nov. 11, KRCU Public Radio will celebrate Veterans Day with special programming from PRX.
You may be surprised to find out that strife over our entry into war has included more than just Vietnam and Iraq. Hosted and produced by Charlie Warren, A Salute In Song For Veterans Day will begin with the music and history of World War I, then travel through World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
The hour-long program will include songs from rock band Steppenwolf; the Navy Band's Country Current; the BBC Orchestra & Royal Air Force Band; ‘60s rock group Jefferson Airplane; the Glenn Miller Orchestra; Bette Midler; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; country music star Toby Keith; and even selections from Broadway shows Phantom of the Opera, The King & I, and Hair. A seldom heard talent will also perform a unique song about The Gulf War.
Amid this eclectic mix of music, listeners will witness the heartfelt remembrances of D-Day veterans, Vietnam DJ Adrian Cronauer, Generals Norman Schwarzkopf and Colin Powell, and the voices of Presidents Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Obama.
Hear the hardships of combat and honor our fighting men and women for their efforts with A Salute In Song For Veterans Day at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 on KRCU. This program will be followed by an hour of Caffe Concerto.