Memorial Day

Remember / Public Domain

Airs Monday, May 28, 2018, at 11 a.m. In the United States, Memorial Day is often thought of as the unofficial beginning of summer, but its significance to this country runs far deeper. “Dreams of the Fallen” seeks to recognize and memorialize through music and poetry those who have protected our country—often at great sacrifice—from before its founding to the present. From “Taps” to Britten’s War Requiem to numerous film scores and folk songs, conflict and memory have inspired some of the greatest music in history.

South Arkansas Symphony / South Arkansas Symphony

Airs Friday, May 25, 2018, at 12 noon. Join Kermit Poling and the South Arkansas Symphony the "Symphony on the Square" featuring patriotic selections, film music from the Pink Panther, E.T., and more, plus a salute to our Armed Forces.
Simon Speed / I, the copyright holder of this work, release this work into the public domain. This applies worldwide.

Airs Monday, May 29, 2017, at 9:00 p.m. It was one of the greatest jazz orchestras ever assembled, led by a popular bandleader who took it overseas to raise the morale of the Allied soldiers fighting World War II in Europe—and who then vanished at the height of his popularity.

Airs Monday, April 29, 2017 at 11 a.m. Join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir as we remember the fallen with musical selection including America the Beautiful; Our God Is Marching On; The Washington Post March; Distant Land; Flag of the Free; God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand; The Mansions of the Lord, from We Were Soldiers; God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand; The Mansions of the Lord, from We Were Soldiers; A Silent Hymn to the Fallen; A Tribute to the Armed Services; and God Be with You Till We Meet Again.

Press Image / WFMT

Airs Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 3 p.m. The Film Score: Music for Memorial Day, an hour-long special that explores music composed for stories of the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, and the post-9/11 world we inhabit today.