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Preview: Brockville Community Choir Presents Remembrance Day Concert

The 50-voice Brockville Community Chorus presents its annual Remembrance Day Concert. It's called In Remembrance and will be held Friday night (7:30) at the First Presbyterian Church in Brockville, Ontario. Todd Moe talks with choir Director Jeff Reusing.  Go to full article

Another Look at the Media and the Military

For a different perspective on the media and the military, David Sommerstein called up Paul Rieckoff. He served in Iraq from 2003 to 2004 with the Army's 3rd Infantry Division and 1st Armored Division. Now he directs Operation Truth, a non-partisan advocacy group for veterans of the war in Iraq. Rieckoff says active duty soldiers do have restrictions on their first amendment rights to free speech.  Go to full article
North Country Vets for Peace
North Country Vets for Peace

Veterans for Peace Chapter Forms in Potsdam

Veterans from across the country will gather in Dallas this week to take a stand against war. It's the national convention of Veterans for Peace, an organization of veterans and individuals opposed to war. Earlier this year, the North Country chapter of Veterans for Peace began meeting on a regular basis in Potsdam, and has its own website. Todd Moe spoke with three members of the local chapter, who were either drafted or volunteered for military duty. They talked about veterans' rights, recruitment and war.  Go to full article

Chestertown Honors American Veterans

Chestertown commemorates the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II Saturday with a parade (10am) on Main Street, a reception for veterans, a 1940's swing dance and fireworks. Todd Moe talks with Chestertown's "History Alive Celebration" organizer Barbara Wilson.  Go to full article

Miltary Vets Speak Out For Peace

Some of the most outspoken critics of war with Iraq have been U.S. military veterans. David Sommerstein talks with former U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel Frank Houde, a member of the Albany chapter of Veterans For Peace.

Houde and fellow veteran John Amidon will speak at the Canton Middle School cafeteria Wednesday at 7pm. Local group Alternatives To War is the talk's sponsor.  Go to full article
Adirondack Vets House
Adirondack Vets House

New Homeless Shelter in Glens Falls Serves Military Veterans

The state of New York has given nearly 170 thousand dollars to a new homeless shelter in Glens Falls, that offers transitional housing to military veterans. The shelter was established when a government survey found a high number of vets in the region who are living in "inadequate housing". Brian Mann spoke with the shelter's director and has our story.

To contact the Adirondack Vets House, please call 1-518-793-6545.  Go to full article

TAUNY Documents North Country Veterans' Stories

Martha Foley talks with Varick Chittenden, of Traditional Arts of Upstate New York, about preserving the oral history of area veterans - their memories and experiences of service - for future generations. TAUNY is an official partner in the Library of Congress's national Veterans History Project. A workshop this weekend will prepare local volunteers to collect those stories in the North Country.  Go to full article

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