Spotlight: Memorial Day 2023

    In this week’s episode, a woman sho joined the cadet nurse program during WWII and how she helped our nation’s hospitals, a New York Times bestselling author talks about what he accidentally discovered about his own dad during research for his book, a documentary and exhibit about a St. Louis battle that many people have never heard of, hundreds of flags pay tribute to service members who were killed in the line of duty since 9/11, and a gorgeous rendition of “America the Beautiful” by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.

    Ruby Foster, World War II Cadet Nurse
    Cadet Nurses helped save the country’s healthcare system from collapse during World War II. Ruby Foster was a hero on the Homefront.

    “The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II” by Buzz Bissinger – Author Interview
    Pulitzer Prize author Buzz Bissinger talks about “The Mosquito Bowl”. An account of World War II in the Pacific via histories of college football players.

    House of Thunder
    Some historians believe the little known Battle of St. Louis was a critical point in the American Revolutionary War, as illustrated in this new HEC documentary.

    The American Revolutionary War in the West at the St. Charles County Heritage Museum
    Historian/author Stephen L. Kling Jr. discusses the American Revolutionary War in the West exhibit at the St. Charles County Heritage Museum.

    Flags of Valor: Art Hill
    Volunteers put up 7,600 flags on Art Hill, each with a photo and dog tag to commemorate the fallen US servicemembers killed since 9/11.

    America the Beautiful
    This performance was part of SLSO’s Songs of America. To learn more visit