In Memorium: Taps, Medal of Honor recipients + the history of Memorial Day

Today is the day each year when we, as a nation, stop to remember the men and women who have given their lives while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. While for many of us, this weekend brings in the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day is a day of reflection. Below are some of the highlights from SiriusXM to honor our lost countrymen and look back at the meaning of their sacrifices.

Monday 5/26 at noon ET on All Channels
Remember those who lost their lives serving their country. Taps will be played across every SiriusXM channel at noon on Memorial Day.

Memorial Day Best of the Agenda with Ari Rabin-Havt
Monday 5/26 at 6 am ET on SiriusXM Progress
Major General Paul Eaton discusses Section 60, civilian and military relations and the VA. Kim Ruocco, Director, Suicide Postvention Programs for theTragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. Other interviews include Scott Paul of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, Aneesh Chopra, author of “Innovative State,” Ralph Nader, Professor Martin Gilens, and Jane Buchanan of Human Rights Watch. Twitter @AriRabinHavt and @AgendaSXM

The Michael Smerconish Program: Medal of Honor Memorial Day
Monday 5/26 at 9 am ET on POTUS
“Medal of Honor Memorial Day” has become a tradition on The Michael Smerconish Program. Michael talks to ten Medal of Honor recipients—heroes who’ve been awarded our nation’s highest military honor for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty— bringing their stories to listeners nationwide on a special edition of his daily show. “Medal of Honor Memorial Day” features interviews with Medal of Honor recipients Lt. Thomas Norris, Sgt. Maj. Jon Cavaiani, Col. Gordon Ray Roberts, Col. Jack Jacobs, Lt. Brian Thacker, Capt. Thomas Hudner, Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, Capt. Jack Lucus, Col. Harvey “Barney” Barnum, Lt. Michael Thornton, as well as the parents of fallen soldier Lt. Michael P. Murphy.

StandUP with Pete Dominick
Monday 5/26 at 6 am ET on Indie
Pete welcomes: Kenneth C. Davis, best-selling author of “Don’t Know Much About History,” explains the history of Memorial Day. Marie Tillman, widow of NFL star and killed Army Ranger, Pat Tillman. Robert M. Poole, author of “On Hallowed Ground” the definitive history of Arlington National Cemetery. Jennifer Keene, History Professor at Chapman and noted World War I expert. Harold Holzer, author and a leading Lincoln and Civil War historian. He discusses the Battle of Gettysburg. Jan Scruggs, author of “To Heal a Nation: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial”, Vietnam War Veteran who launched the effort to build the Memorial in DC.

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