RUSC Radio - 4th July
Yankee From Olympus

Yankee From Olympus

Broadcast: August 28, 1944
Added: Aug 08 2016

In Arlington National Cemetery there is a marble shaft on which these words are written. "Oliver Wendell Holmes, Captain and Brevet Colonel 20th Massachusetts Voluntary Infantry, Civil War. Justice Supreme Court of the United States. March 1841 - March 1935." Judge Holmes belongs to history, but his work lives on - alive and breathing. The story of Oliver Wendell Holmes is the story of his country. It's a story told simply and movingly in Katherine Brinker Bowen' book, and this is the radio adaptation.