Seventy-five years ago, Americans across the country put their lives on hold, leaving their homes and risking their lives to fight a brutal war by land, sea and air.
Today is Veterans Day, and while we honor Veterans of all wars on this day, this hour we hear the stories of the men and women of World War II.
We talk with historian and bestselling author Craig Nelson about his new book all about Pearl Harbor.
Nelson tells us about the days leading up to the Japanese attack and the consequences after. We also speak with a Connecticut man who has spent more than two decades interviewing World War II veterans.
What do these stories mean to you on Veterans Day?
- Craig Nelson - Historian and Bestselling Author of several books including his latest, Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness
- Aaron Elson - Oral Historian, Journalist, New Britain Resident, Copy Editor at New Britain Herald, Creator of website Tankbooks.com
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.