Veterans Day

Airs Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 2 p.m. Join us as the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir honors our veterans with music and spoken word including Who Are the Brave, Let There Be Peace on Earth, A Tribute to the Armed Forces, This Land Is Your Land, Because of the Brave, Because of the Brave, March, from An American Tapestry, The Pledge of Allegiance, Flag of the Free, Gently Raise the Sacred Strain, As the Dew from Heaven Distilling, and more.

Curtis Johnson / CANTUS

Our latest special, "Salute in Song," honors the commitment and service of the men and women in our armed forces, past and present. Hosted by Alison Young and featuring Cantus, this new one-hour special presents music and dialogue about the armed services, with an emphasis on Veterans Day.

Performances by Cantus include "In Flanders Fields," "Waiting for the Dawn of Peace," "Last Letter Home," "Imagine," and "America the Beautiful."

Airs Wednesday, November 11 at 8 p.m. All wars are the same, it is said; only the scenery changes. And the repercussions are pretty much the same too. Over the course of five years, Adam Piore gathered the stories of the surviving members of Delta Company, a Vietnam-era paratrooper unit; Jay Allison joined him for the last two years when it turned from a book into a radio story. At Fort Campbell before deployment, Delta was a ragtag bunch, the “leftovers” as one of their fellow soldiers put it, but on the night of March 18th, 1968, they became heroes.

Dr. Gary Joiner / Dr. Gary Joiner

Commentator Gary Joiner explains the timing of Veterans Day, and why the date of the holiday on Nov. 11 holds great significance.

Airs Tuesday, November 11 at 8 p.m. First known as Armistice Day, November 11th , is the day that World War I ended.