The Dirt Wasp Podcast

2021 Memorial Day Weekend - Focus on Valor Series - Col Van T. Barfoot

May 28, 2021 Todd K. Hulsey Season 2 Episode 58
The Dirt Wasp Podcast
2021 Memorial Day Weekend - Focus on Valor Series - Col Van T. Barfoot
Show Notes

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.  Memorial Day 2021 will occur on Monday, May 31. 

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

This episode, introduced by MSgt John David Wells, a nationally-syndicated radio talk show host and presented by LtCol Jay Seffern, features the story of Col Van T. Barfoot, WW II Medal of Honor recipient.

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