A Memorial Day Special with Amy Guth, Mark Doyle & Branden Marty | 05.27.19

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Mark Doyle (Rags of Honor), Amy Guth (WGN) & Branden Marty (Veteran Roasters)

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“WGN Radio Honors – Memorial Day Stories”, our Memorial Day special, Amy welcomes co-hosts Mark Doyle of Rags of Honor and Branden Marty of Veteran Roasters to discuss stories that uncover the meaning of Memorial Day.

The conversation starts with U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth who explains the solemnity of Memorial Day and its difference from Veterans Day, and recent federal legislation advocating for the military and their families.

Next Paul Grasmehr from Pritzker Military Museum and Library talks about the historical view of this holiday and how it compares with other military/veteran holidays.

Then Jim Frazier, Gold Star Father and Gold Star Family Supporter and Activist, joins in studio to share his own experience and how he helps other families who lose family members in the line of duty.

The conversation continues with Matt Griffin, CEO/Founder of Combat Flipflops, who focuses on his military experience and what he is doing now to change to better the lives of people living in combat zones.

Later, Mark Vondrasek, Chief Commercial Officer for HYATT,  joins the show to discuss how anyone can support veterans.

Plus, Max Martini, actor, director and veterans supporter, calls in to talk about his support of the military and the number of projects that he is working on.

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