(originally posted 5/26/23) 
Memorial Day on RadioStPete!

9am “A Salute in Song for Memorial Day” with Charlie Warren an objective, entertaining, and respectful music/sound chronicle of America’s war history starting with the Civil War, which spurred the eventual creation of Memorial Day.

11am “Mine Enemy” the largely forgotten story of German POWs in America.  During World War II, some 400,000 captured German soldiers were shipped across the Atlantic to prison camps dotted across the U.S including right here in Tampa Bay. Suddenly the enemy was hoeing the back garden, and sometimes, sitting at the kitchen table. This sound-rich, hour-long special combines archival sound and period music with the voices of those who lived through this most unusual moment in history.

12:15am “How Sleep the Brave” with Lew Ayers and cast. A WWII remembrance dramatization based on a blank verse poem by Joseph A. Bourdow and broadcast worldwide on Armed Forces Radio on Memorial Day in 1948.

1pm “We’ve Never Been the Same –A War Story” is the story of one night of battle and the decades of recovery that followed.

More  …   Special music and features commemorating this special day in our 8am and 12 noon hours Monday.