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Coming up on Connections: Monday, May 25

First hour: Top Of Mind Memorial Day Special

Second hour: A Sudden Loss - Memorial Day Tribute to Those Lost to COVID-19 

Memorial Day marks the traditional start of summer. This three-day weekend is typically a time for barbeques, family gatherings, and maybe even some early vacation trips. Most of us know that the day signifies more than just time away from work. It’s a time to reflect, and to revere the sacrifices made by others so that we can enjoy our freedoms. During this hour of Top of Mind, we’re going to learn about efforts to collect solders’ letters, which give us important glimpses into life during wartime. We’ll also examine how memorials impact communities after traumatic events. And finally, we are going to learn about efforts to preserve veterans’ memories.

Then in our second hour, popular public radio hosts, past and present, read short eulogies of just some of the tens of thousands lost to the coronavirus pandemic in the last several months.

Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.