Early into my work with Westwood One News, I was afforded the opportunity to spend considerable time with a variety of military veterans — sharing their reflections on Veterans Day and the veteran experience in a series of 11 reports, each about a minute long.
Participants ranged from college students to national leaders — discussing how they view their service and the day set aside to honor it. Individuals in the series mulled the nature of military service, how it is viewed by those who have served in uniform and those who have not — and the challenges faced when transitioning from it back to life in civil society. Many offered advice on how to make the most of benefits available to those who have served. One had created a web site aggregating very practical ways non-veterans can turn Veterans Day into a day of meaningful service to those they would like to honor.
Click here to listen to the series as it was broadcast on Veterans Day 2015.