9:30 Coffee Break: Musicians Who Served

Veterans Day
Gulf War veteran Bill Virill, retired U.S. Army, attends a Veterans Day ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Nov. 11, 2014, in Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Today is Veterans Day, a federal holiday that was formerly known as Armistice Day, so named because it was the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I on Nov. 11, 1918. Veterans Day is a holiday that honors everyone who has served in the military.

Not confined to the United States, November 11 is observed in many countries. Widely called Remembrance Day, it commemorates those who served and died in the armed forces.

There are many musicians who have served in the military; several well-known American musicians have served in a branch of the U.S. armed forces, and musicians from many other countries have also done national service in the military. On this November 11, let's honor musicians who have served their countries.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by musicians who have served in the military? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


Elvis Presley "Trying to Get to You"
Jimi Hendrix "Star Spangled Banner"
Kris Kristofferson "Me and Bobby McGee"
The Monks "Monktime"
Johnny Cash "Folsom Prison Blues"
Willie Nelson "Always on My Mind"

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