Hudson Community TV captured the fascinating oral histories of 11 veterans who now live in Hudson. HCTV collaborated with the Laurel Lake community and Frank Youngwerth, host of Good Day Hudson, on the project. HCTV has recorded oral histories of various residents in Hudson, but this is the first series to focus on United States veterans, starting with the World War II generation.
All involved in the project felt it was very important to catch and document the information our veterans have to share so their efforts to keep our country free will never be forgotten. They shared how inspiring it was to hear their stories and learn how even though some did not see combat, their stories showed how they were just as important to the war effort as those who fought in major battles.
HCTV filmed for two full days at Laurel Lake and photographed archive photos and items provided by the veterans which will be included in the recordings. The project will be submitted to the Library of Congress’ Veterans Project archives once complete. The first show airs Monday, September 19 at 7 p.m. and features Ralph Day who served in the U.S. Air Force during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The second interview will air at 7:30 p.m. and features Joe Meagher who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
The same interviews will replay at the same times September 20, September 23, and at 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on September 25. Two new interviews will debut each week. Tune in to channel 15/96.15 or online to watch these fascinating stories.
Did you know HCTV offers public access services? This means Hudson citizens, educational institutions, and governmental departments can have free air time on the HCTV channels. The staff at HCTV provides cameras and video production instruction at no charge. Learn to produce a talk show, conduct an interview, tape a meeting, broadcast a sporting event, or share a favorite concert. If you have an interest in this service, call HCTV at 330-653-2500. Make sure to tune in to HCTV online at the link below.