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Memorial Day Old Time Radio Shows

Memorial Day Flower & Eagles

Memorial Day is the traditional start of Summer Time. It is also a time set aside to remember the sacrifices our service men and women have made, and are making, for their nation. We celebrate these sacrifices at the beginning of summer because of the gift these Service persons have given us: the gift of a free nation and a prosperous future.

Harold PearyPlease enjoy these Memorial Day-themed old time radio shows free to download from the Memorial Day Collection.  Read about each episode and listen to these special holiday old time radio programs!

 

Great Gildersleeve - (Comedy)

Memorial Day Parade from May 30, 1943
In the shadow of his impending nuptials, Gildy recalls his service in WWI and is convinced to march in the Memorial Day Parade while trying to compose his Last Will and Testament.

 

 

 

Lyndon Johnson

Lyndon Johnson Memorial Day Address - (Historic Recordings)

Presidential speech from May 3, 1963
President Johnson, speaking from the Gettysburg Memorial, reminds us that the Ideals our fighting men died for must be honored and defended.

 

Against the Storm - (Soap Opera)

Memorial Day Memories from May 3, 1941
Jason McKinley Allen remembers a day from his childhood that he and his friend Porky Mason cleaned the graves of Civil War Veterans.

 

 

 

Anthology - (Poetry & Music)

Memorial Day 1945 from May 30, 1945
A special Memorial Day Edition of the poetry program featuring Bing Crosby, Frank Lovejoy, and Agnes Moorehead reading selections of Patriotic Poetry.

 

Memorial Day

 

Cavalcade of America - (Drama)

Resourcefulness from May 27, 1936
Two stories. First the resourcefulness of John Judson Ames, who carried a printing press across Panama and published one of the first newspapers on the West Coast. Also, there is the story of a brave Coast Guard flier who challenges floating ice and darkness to deliver two very sick boys to the hospital.

 

 

 

Spin a Silver Dollar from May 27, 1946
Helen Hayes tells the story of a pair of big city magazine writers forced to leave big city life, and run a trading post on the Navajo reservation.

 

 

Additional Memorial Day Recommendations:

 

 

Wishing you an special Memorial Day!

All these episodes are from the Memorial Day Collection in the Holiday Collection


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