Jeff Sweatman

#SocialRequestLive – Veteran’s Day theme 11/11

Every Weekday at 1:15pm, we play your requests along a different theme, including the New Song of the Day (which may or may not go with theme, but it’ll definitely be something cool & new!).  There’s only room for 7-10 songs, so make it count!  Here’s what actually got played among the requests today…

 

Social Request Live 11/11/13 (Veteran’s Day theme)

 

Peace – Lovesick

Blue O’Connell – Remembrance

Jimi Hendrix – Remember

Carbon Leaf – The War Was In Color

Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms

Steve Earle – Copperhead Road (live)

Dave Matthews Band – Drunken Soldier

Alanis Morissette – Thank U

Eddie Vedder & Mike McCready – Masters of War (live)

 

There are 21.2 million military vets in the U.S. . . .1.6 million of them are women . . . the Vietnam War has the most living veterans, with approximately 7.4 million . . . there are still about 1.6 million living World War Two vets . . . and there are no living World War One vets.

Veterans Day didn’t start until 1954.  November 11th used to be Armistice Day, marking the anniversary of the end of World War One.  PRESIDENT EISENHOWER changed it to Veterans Day to honor veterans of ALL wars.

Alaska has the largest percentage of veterans, with 13.6% of the adult population.  Montana is second, at 12.7%.

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