Veterans to be honored at Tribute to the Troops events in three towns

"I hope people will get a sense of sacrifice and commitment of our servicemen," she said. "It's a slice of history, particularly to the Adirondacks, of those who have seen the world and come back to settle here."

Conducting the interviews was an "eye opener" for Roalsvig, and she learned that serving in the military is a team effort, one you can't understand unless you serve, fighting side-by-side with others.

"It's bigger than they are," she said.

Roalsvig will be cataloging more than 12 hours of video to create a DVD of segments for the Tribute to the Troops program.

Musical tribute

Meanwhile, Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan are arranging and practicing their music.

One original song - "Dear Dad" - was inspired by a soldier's wife who wanted to send a musical Father's Day message from her three little boys to their father serving in Iraq. Once the song was complete, they all sang the song to Dad on Father's Day online - using the Skype video service. The couple now has four boys and a girl.

Pete Seeger's "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy" will be on the playlist. This song, written in 1967, was made famous because CBS initially refused to let Seeger perform it on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, deeming it as anti-establishment during the Vietnam War.

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