1. These photographs, taken in 1864, depict the few remaining survivors of the Revolutionary War - the United States’ first veterans. At that very moment, of course, thousands of new veterans were being created - North and South - as the Civil War continued to rage.

    In honor of Veterans Day, our show this week explores the experiences and challenges that returning vets have faced across American history.

    (Source: blogs.loc.gov)

     
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