WUTC’s 2016 Operation Song Memorial Day Special won an Edward R. Murrow Award and a Golden Press Card Award. This year’s rebroadcast includes a new song and story, “Change,” which explains the meanings behind pennies, dimes, and other coins left on military headstones. (If you heard last year’s special and want to just hear the new segment, it starts about fourteen minutes into the hour. Use the player above to fast-forward.)
The special was created with Operation Song, a Nashville-based nonprofit organization that empowers veterans, active duty military and their families to tell their stories through songwriting. The Operation Song Memorial Day Special is an hour of music and interviews about unforgettable experiences on the battlefield and back home. Several veterans collaborated with hit songwriters to create the music.
Listen to the segment at WUTC 88.1 Morning Music.