WNPR

Honoring Our Veterans: Stories of Life During and After War

Nov 10, 2015

Wednesday is November 11, a date originally designated by President Woodrow Wilson as Armistice Day to mark the end of World War I. After World War II, however, it was renamed Veterans Day to honor all Americans who have served. 

This hour, we focus on them. There are more than 200,000 veterans living in Connecticut and over the last two weeks, we've been airing some of their stories in a special project called 11 of Us. Coming up, we listen to an extended interview with one of the veterans profiled in that series.

We also talk to a New York filmmaker about his new documentary called "Thank You for Your Service." And later, we hear the story of "the hugging and kissing grannies" -- two women who greet soldiers at DFW Airport.

GUESTS:

  • Ben Cooper - WWII veteran from Colchester, Connecticut
  • Rick Cooper - Ben Cooper's son
  • Tom Donahue - Director/producer of "Thank You for Your Service"

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Lydia Brown and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.