Honoring Veterans

(aired 11/15/13)
The Jungleman

Veteran’s Day was on Monday, November 11, 2013. It’s an official holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. I give credit to Lonnie Chance for providing all the song suggestions for this show. He has compiled a long list of songs that are specifically dedicated to those who have served as veterans.

Lonnie himself has a CD called The Jungleman, which he created in the spirit of healing. (Visit www.thejungleman.com to see it.) His songs recount his life-changing experiences as a U.S. Navy Hospital Corpmen attached to the Third Marine Division In Vietnam.  He was decorated with the Combat Action Ribbon, the Purple Heart, and the Bronze Star with a Combat V for Valor.

My playlist today spans various eras and styles. My intention is to honor the individual veterans throughout history and offer an expression of the respect they deserve. Note that everyone has their own beliefs about war and patriotism. I offer today’s show in complete objectivity regarding politics and national identity. The show covers a spectrum of issues related to my theme of Veteran’s Day.

If you yourself are a veteran and need support (or you know someone who does), call the Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255. You can also visit a VA facility for help. Thank you to all those who’ve served for us.

  1. clip: You Will Always Be Remembered – Lonnie Chance
  2. V-Day Stomp – The Four Clefs
  3. The Big Parade – 10,000 Maniacs
  4. Let’s Roll – Neil Young
  5. clip: Oh Freedom – Joan Baez
  6. clip: Oh Freedom – Sweet Honey in the Rock
  7. This Is Worth Fighting For – The Ink Spots
  8. I Am Mine – Pearl Jam
  9. background: 50,000 Soldiers – George Jones
  10. Ballad of The Green Beret – Sgt. Barry Sadler
  11. Day For Decision – Johnny Sea
  12. American Tune – Paul Simon
  13. Comin’ In On A Wing & A Prayer – The Four Vagabonds
  14. background: A G.I. Wish 1945 – The Four Vagabonds
  15. American Trilogy – Elvis Presley
  16. Bang The Drum Slowly – Emmylou Harris
  17. The Forgotten Soldier Boy – The Monroe Brothers
  18. What About Me – Kris Kristofferson
  19. background: When Johnny Comes Marching Home – The Violents
  20. Bring Them Home – Pete Seeger, Ani DiFranco, Billy Bragg, Steve Earle
  21. When Johnny Comes Marching Home – Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
  22. The Gunnie – Lonnie Chance
  23. Brothers Under The Bridge – Bruce Springsteen
  24. clip: This Land Is Your Land – Woody Guthrie
  25. This Land Is Your Land – Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
  26. Travelin’ Soldier – Dixie Chicks
  27. These Colors Don’t Run – Iron Maiden
  28. He Wears A Pair Of Silver Wings – Dinah Shore
  29. Where Have All The Flowers Gone – Peter Paul & Mary
  30. We Have Always Been Heroes – Lonnie Chance
  31. America Is My Home – James Brown

This show originally aired on KSKQ on November 15, 2013. This blog entry was posted February 18, 2014. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)

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