Tag: Memorial Day

May 31st Birthday Love: Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman was born son of house-builder Walter Whitman and Louisa Van Velsor on this day May 31, 1819, in West Hills in Huntington on Long Island, NY. He spent much of his childhood and career years in Brooklyn, where he left school at the young age of eleven to work. By the age of twelve, he was …

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Tim O’Brien – The Things They Carried

This is an excerpt from episode 10 of the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick documentary on the Vietnam War, “The Vietnam War (US version) Last Episode: The Weight of Memory” on PBS America. Writer Tim O’Brien reads from his short story collection The Things They Carried.