Memorial Day takes on a special meaning this year. The United States is fighting a war on terror and American troops are putting their lives on the line to win it.
In this hour, soldiers on the front lines talk about their daily routines, patriotism, and what Memorial Day means to them in these uncertain times.
From the sands of Kandahar to the decks of the USS John F. Kennedy, On Point brings you a Memorial Day special with the real voices of American soldiers serving in the War on Terror. With narration and commentary and Jack Beatty.
Captain Ron Henderson, skipper of the USS John F. Kennedy in the Arabian Sea
Ron Craddock, United States Navy Chaplain
Captain Jeff Crowell, Brigade Surgeon for the U.S. Army in Kandahar
Ensign Joellen Schultz, USS John F. Kennedy
Sergeant Jack Holmes, 4th Marine Expenditionary Brigade in Kabul
This program aired on May 27, 2002.