Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Music in honor of Veterans Day

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Vietnam Memorial Kevin Schofield

Composer James "Kimo" Williams went to Vietnam in 1970, and served there for a year. Like many vets, he had a hard time adjusting to life when he got home. He composed "Symphony for the Sons of Nam" as a way to help him deal with the war. Today's show features a performance of his symphony by the Chicago Sinfonietta.