First broadcast May 24, 2002

Memorial Day Observed

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Memorial Day is Monday and this program pays tribute to those who gave their lives in service to the United States and its rights and freedoms from the American Revolution to just last week in Afghanistan. Special emphasis in this year’s program is placed on the Civil War since the holiday originated as Decoration Day in the aftermath of this nation’s most deadly conflict (500,000 dead). In 1971, Congress made Memorial Day a national holiday but made it one of those ubiquitous Monday holidays rather than May 30 annually.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Harvey Reid, “The Unknown Soldier”, Circles, Woodpecker

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  • Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, “The Battle Cry Of Freedom”, “Dixie’s Land”, “Glory Hallelujah Suite”, The Blue And Grey in Black And White

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  • David Kincaid, “The Irish Volunteer”, “The Boys Of The Irish Brigade”, “Meagher Is Leading The Irish Brigade”, The Irish Volunteer

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  • Cathy Barton/Dave Para/Bob Dyer, “Marmaduke’s Hornpipe”, “Abolitionist Hymn”, “Gen. Sterling Price’s Proclamation To The Citizens Of Missouri, November 1861”

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  • Jack Hardy, “The 111th Pennsylvane”, Civil Wars, Great Divide

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  • John McCutcheon, “Christmas In The Trenches”, Live At Wolftrap, Rounder

  • Richard Thompson, “The Woods Of Darney”, You? Me? Us?, Capitol

  • Josh White, “Freedom Road”, That’s Why We’re Marching, Smithsonian/Folkways

  • Woody Guthrie, “What Are We Waiting On?”, That’s Why We’re Marching, Smithsonian/Folkways

  • Mike McCann, “D-Day Dodgers”, Soldiers’ Songs, Independent (www.soldierssongs.com)

  • Mike McCann, “The Wall”, Soldiers’ Songs, Independent

  • Michael Jerling, “Long Black Wall”, Memorial Day, Waterbug

  • Harvey Reid, “The Unknown Soldier”, Circles, Woodpecker