SCOTT SIMON, Host:
But on some anniversaries it seems right to remind ourselves that most of us alive in America today have grown up free to try on whatever ideas we like, like hats in a store window, because of the suffering, blood and sacrifice of men and women now passing into history.
(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE")
VERA LYNN: (Singing) The moon that lingered over London town, poor puzzled moon, he wore a frown. How could he know we two were so in love, the whole darn world seemed upside down. The streets of town were paved with stars, it was such a romantic affair. And as we kissed...
SIMON: Dame Vera Lynn. This is NPR News.
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