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Veterans Day Tribute: We Hear from Veterans and Their Friends & Family With Stories Of Their Service


To commemorate Veterans Day, we discuss military history in Maine, and we speak with veterans across the state about their service and their experiences. We will hear from family and friends who have stories and memories to share as well.



Capt. Jonathan Bratten, historian, Maine National Guard

Maj. Lisa Sessions, Maine Army National Guard

Maj. Nicolas A. Phillips, assistant professor, military science, Army ROTC, University of Maine

Kelley Kash, CEO, Maine Veteran's Homes



Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.