IVAW Winter Soilders

The NewsHour covers Winter Soldier on the Hill, IVAW's testimony before Congress.


Click here to read why these Vets are against the Iraq war.

Website: Iraq Veteran Against the War

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A short tribute for Memorial Day and for all year to remember those who have given their lives in life and death to protect our way of life.


Music "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan and Poem by William Wordsworth - 'Ode: Intimations of immortality'.

"Memorial Day is a United States Federal Holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. It began first to honor Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. After World War I, it was expanded to include those who died in any war or military action."

"In 1972 Dylan signed onto Sam Peckinpah's film 'Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid', providing the songs and taking a role as "Alias", a minor member of Billy's gang. ... the song "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" has proven its durability, having been covered by over 150 recording artists."

"Dylan recorded the final version of "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" at a session in February, this time on Warner Bros. Records' soundstage in Burbank, California. "It was very early in the morning," recalls drummer Jim Keltner. "I think the session was 10 a.m. and again it all fell into place...There weren't any overdubs on that, the singers were singing live, little pump organ, Roger McGuinn I think played [guitar]. This was for a particular scene in the movie when Slim Pickens is dying and that's the first time I ever cried while I played. It was the combination of the words, Bob's voice, the actual music itself, the changes, and seeing the screen...In those days you were on a big soundstage, and you had this massive screen that you can see on the wall, [with] the scene...running when you're playing. I cried through that whole take." -wikipedia