On May 25, KRCU will air A Salute In Song for Memorial Day from producer Charlie Warren in celebration of the national holiday.
This two-hour special will feature music of the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I & II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf, touching also on Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. It will document our country’s strife over entry into some wars, but respectfully acknowledge the hardships of combat, and honor our fighting men and women who have given the ultimate.
Listeners will witness moments of entertainment and nostalgia with the U.S. Air Force Band, The Navy Band and Country Current, the BBC Orchestra & Royal Air Force Band, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Canadian Brass, Bette Midler; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Mitch Miller; Steppenwolf; Joan Baez; Jefferson Airplane; plus music from top Broadway shows such as The King & I, Bloomer Girls, Hair, Phantom of the Opera, and songs from talented unknowns.
You’ll also hear the heartfelt remembrances of Army and Air Force veterans, including Generals Norman Schwarzkopf and Colin Powell, and the voices of Presidents Roosevelt, Eisenhower, George H. W. Bush, Clinton, and Obama.
Hear A Salute In Song for Memorial Day on Monday, May 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. on KRCU Public Radio.