Memorial Day en Jake McNiece, WWII Hero And Self-Described 'Troublemaker' <em>Sixteen million </em><em>men and women served in uniform during World War II. Today, 1.2 million are still alive, but hundreds of those vets are dying every day. In honor of Memorial Day, NPR's </em>All Things Considered<em> is remembering some of the veterans who have died this year.</em><p><em>The Dirty Dozen</em> was a Hollywood hit, but it was based — loosely — on a true-to-life WWII paratrooper regiment. Mon, 27 May 2013 18:00:00 +0000 44902 at Jake McNiece, WWII Hero And Self-Described 'Troublemaker' 107-Year-Old Veteran Attributes Yard Work To Long Life Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Good morning, I'm David Greene.<p>Richard Overton is staying at home on this Memorial Day, and he deserves it. At 107 years of age, he's thought to be the nation's oldest living veteran. Overton served in the South Pacific in World War II. He says he's lived this long thanks to aspirin, a stress-free life and by keeping busy in his yard. He also says a little whiskey in his coffee helps to, as he put it, keep his muscles tender.<p>On this Memorial Day, I'm raising my mug to you, Mr. Overton.<p>You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Mon, 27 May 2013 10:35:00 +0000 44897 at Post Sandy: Jersey Shore Celebrates Memorial Day Holiday Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And let's go now to the Jersey Shore. As Scott mentioned, businesses are re-opening. Most beaches and boardwalks were ready for the Memorial Day weekend crowds. But months after Sandy, some towns are still rebuilding - in some cases, just starting the demolition phase.<p>Here's Tracey Samuelson, from member station WHYY.<p>TRACEY SAMUELSON, BYLINE: For months now, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has said the Jersey Shore would be ready for summer. Roughly 60 million tourists came here last year, and it's a pillar of the state's economy. Mon, 27 May 2013 08:47:00 +0000 44890 at France Pays Tribute To Early U.S. Fighter Pilots Every Memorial Day weekend, a ceremony takes place just outside Paris to honor a group of Americans who fought in France. They're not D-Day veterans, but a little known group of pilots who fought for France in World War I, before the U.S. Mon, 27 May 2013 08:47:00 +0000 Eleanor Beardsley 44894 at France Pays Tribute To Early U.S. Fighter Pilots From Running to Music, Memorial Day Celebrations For Everyone <p>It's not too late to check out some of the Memorial Day celebrations happening along the Front Range.</p><p> Sun, 26 May 2013 19:14:17 +0000 Jackie Fortier 44880 at From Running to Music, Memorial Day Celebrations For Everyone