In honor of Veterans Day, this week’s show features interviews with World War II combat veterans, staff of the Collings Foundation, and reenactors at their 2016 Battle for the Airfield. Check out the podcasts on YouTube for scenes from the event.
My first guest is Rob Collings, Executive Director and Chief Pilot of the Collings Foundation. Rob shares how his family’s foundation brings history to life for younger generations to experience. Passionate that World War II was “the pivotal event of the last millennium,” he has dedicated his life to preserving artifacts and sharing veterans’ legacies.
In the field at the 2016 Battle for the Airfield, the Collings Foundation’s annual World War II reenactment in Stow, Massachusetts, I spoke to Director of Marketing Hunter Chaney, surviving World War II combat veterans Fred McKenna and Harry Kramer, collectors, and reenactors participating in the event.
You can hear the discussion by listening to the full show as-aired on iTunes, or you can check out the podcasts hosted on YouTube and SoundCloud. Make sure to check back next week for another episode of RealClear Radio Hour.