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'Hearing Voices: For the Fallen'

Senior Airman Daniel Hughes - U.S. Air Force

This weekend on WRVO -- listen to a special episode of "Hearing Voices" in honor of Memorial Day. Major Robert Schaefer of US Army Special Forces Green Beret and poet, Colonel Robert Schaefer, US Army, host the voices of veterans remembering their comrades:

They talk with troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, reading their emails, poems, and journals, as part of the National Endowment for the Arts project "."

We hear interviews from StoryCorps, an essay from This I Believe, and the sounds of a Military Honor Guard, recorded by Charles Lane.

And we attend the daily "Last Post" ceremony by Belgian veterans honoring the WWI British soldiers who died defending a small town in western Belgium. Listen Sunday, May 24 at 7 p.m. on WRVO, on-air and online.