May 30, 2021

Join Dale for our live broadcast on WAAM 1600am and WDTK 1400am – Sunday at 5:00pm ET.  (4:00pm CT, 3:00pm MT, 2:00pm PT)

Pre-recorded broadcasting affiliates:

  • 9am PT on Monday – KMET 1490, Inland Empire, CA, and
  • 6am CT on Saturday – KFOW 1170, Owatonna, MN.

Is your community coordinating a Memorial Day event? Call in during our program hour and share the details!  734-822-1600

Arlington National Cemetery & US Wings Jacket Giveaway - May 2021

Host Dale Throneberry

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Special Memorial Day Encore Presentation from 2008

Each year more than 4,000,000 people come to visit. More than 300,000 reside here. Over 500 more are added each week. Near-mythological stories of valor, commitment, sacrifice and patriotism surround you as you walk the grounds. It is the location of the Tombs of the Unknown Soldiers. The official name is Arlington National Cemetery, but known simply as Arlington.

Join former host Gary Lillie and guest Michael Patterson, webmaster and founder of the website dedicated to the Arlington National Cemetery (www.arlingtoncemetery.com), as we honor those who have died for our country and for our freedom.  Together we will learn more about them and the special place reserved for some of America’s finest. Note: Michael Patterson’s website is no longer actively administered.

The official website for Arlington National Cemetery is www.arlingtoncemetery.mil.

Our Arlington  Collection

Over the years of radio broadcasting and podcasting we have collected a good number of programs related to the Arlington National Cemetery. Here’s a quick link to that collection.

Parade Schedule and Etiquette – Troy, PA

The Troy Vets Club in Troy, PA has an annual parade that is scheduled for 9am on Monday, May 31st. Here are their details as posted on Facebook.

In a tradition that dates to the Civil War, we encourage spectators to “step off the curb” and join the procession to Davison Green.

As the US flag passes your position on the parade route, please observe the following parade etiquette rules:
• Make sure you are standing
• Remove your hat
• Cover your heart with your right hand (military members should give a military salute)
• Stop conversations as the flag passes

There may be many US flags in the parade, you do not need to salute them all. Please respect our honor guard as they carry the US flag in this year’s parade. Please stand and salute.

Vietnam Veterans of American Event Calendar for Memorial Day 2021

Are you searching for a Memorial Day event in your area? Here is a good resource for you!

The list of events includes virtual and in-person events in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Carolina, Vermont, and more.

You can also find virtual links to the National Memorial Day Concert, the Vietnam Memorial Wall and a registration link to participate in the Rolling to Remember motorcycle rally in Washington DC on May 30.

For Information: www.vva.org/memorial-day-2021

CARRY THE LOAD, A DECADE OF HONOR

What started as a mission to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day in 2011 has grown to include more than just our military heroes and more than just the one holiday. Carry The Load works to bring all Americans together to participate in honoring our nation’s heroes every day.

More Information: www.carrytheload.org

US Wings Top Gun Maverick Jacket Giveaway

US Wings Top Gun Maverick Jacket Giveaway #2

Steve Banks is our May 2021 winner!

Steve was in the Marines from June 9, 1997-June 8 2001. He was then mobilized from January 2002-January 2003. He received armed forces reserve medal, national defense service medal, good conduct medal, service deployment medal, rifle marksman badge.  He served as a rifleman after completing infantry training battalion in November 1997.  He was with the Fourth Marines, and 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines and the Reserve support unit. Stationed at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Camp Lejeune, NC, Cherry Point, NC.

Steve lives in Sun City, Arizona. Congratulations Steve!

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