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About Charlie's Memorial and Veterans Day Shows


We remember.

Every Memorial and Veterans Day, we devote a segment of my show to remembering the men and women who sacrificed so much to serve their country. They left their homes, their families and their jobs and fought on distant shores for something greater than themselves. Many of them never came home. We owe them a debt we can never fully repay, but we can give them the tribute of memory.

For many Americans, Memorial Day has simply become a three day holiday and an excuse for a cookout. Veterans Day an afterthought. What we ask is this: take a few minutes to remember someone who served and is no longer with us.  On my show, we open the lines and ask callers to name who they are remembering along with a brief description of their service. Over the years it has become of the most moving segments we air.

They gave so much. Some gave all. Remember them.

To listen to podcasts of this show, click here.

Submit your photo: Honoring our Heroes

 

Some of our veterans are gone, but none are forgotten. Honor them by submitting their photo to our Hall of Heroes photo gallery.

To do so, e-mail their photo to iContribute@wtmj.com.

To view this gallery, click here.

Field of Honor

The Stars and Stripes Honor Flight has sent thousands of WWII Veterans to see their war Memorial.

On Saturday, Aug. 11, about 30,000 people gathered in Miller Park for the world premiere of "Flight of Honor" at the "Field of Honor" event.

The event aimed to honor WWII vets, as well as premiering the movie.

Gov. Scott Walker was in attendance, and Stars and Stripes Honor Flight founder Joe Dean called the premiere "the event of a generation.

For more information on the event, click here.

To see photos of the event, click the photo on the right.


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