Veterans Day http://www.kunc.org en Homeless Veteran's Makeover Goes Viral: VIDEO http://www.kunc.org/post/homeless-veterans-makeover-goes-viral-video <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a6VVncgHcY</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:32:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 51783 at http://www.kunc.org Homeless Veteran's Makeover Goes Viral: VIDEO Severely Burned Marine Finds Strength In Nascent Marriage http://www.kunc.org/post/severely-burned-marine-finds-strength-nascent-marriage In June 2008, Marine Cpl. Anthony Villarreal was driving back from a mission in Afghanistan when his truck was hit by a roadside bomb. He was 22 at the time and recently married to Jessica, who was just 21.<p>Villarreal suffered third-degree burns over most of his face and body and was very severely disfigured. His right arm and the fingers on his left hand eventually had to be amputated.<p>"I remember trying to breathe. I just felt, like, real hot — like I was on fire. They were dragging me on the sand and there was rocks there ... and it hurt, but I couldn't scream," he says. Sat, 09 Nov 2013 13:21:04 +0000 51735 at http://www.kunc.org Severely Burned Marine Finds Strength In Nascent Marriage On Veterans Day, Stories Of Service http://www.kunc.org/post/veterans-day-stories-service <em>This Veterans Day,</em> All Things Considered <em>asks two veterans and writers to tell a story about their experiences in the military. </em><p><em>Benjamin Busch reflects on his grandfather's service during World War II, and David Abrams tells the story of a terrifying flight to Iraq.</em><p><em><br /></em><p><hr /><p><strong> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:00:00 +0000 36371 at http://www.kunc.org On Veterans Day, Stories Of Service For Veterans Day: We Pause To Read 'In Flanders Fields' http://www.kunc.org/post/veterans-day-we-pause-read-flanders-fields Good morning.<p>At Arlington National Cemetery on Sunday, President Obama expressed the nation's gratitude to its veterans.<p>"Whenever America has come under attack, you've risen to her defense," <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/11/11/remarks-president-veterans-day" target="_blank">he said</a>. "Whenever our freedoms have come under assault, you've responded with resolve. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:54:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 36348 at http://www.kunc.org For Veterans Day: We Pause To Read 'In Flanders Fields' WWI Poetry: On Veterans Day, The Words Of War http://www.kunc.org/post/wwi-poetry-veterans-day-words-war Veterans Day — originally Armistice Day — was renamed in 1954 to include veterans who had fought in all wars. But the day of remembrance has its roots in World War I — Nov. 11, 1918 was the day the guns fell silent at the end of the Great War. On this Veterans Day, we celebrate the poetry of World War I, one of the legacies of that conflict.<p>Soldiers like Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, John McCrae and Rupert Brooke wrote evocative poems about their experiences. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:28:00 +0000 36341 at http://www.kunc.org WWI Poetry: On Veterans Day, The Words Of War