I know it's a bit corny and obvious but, in honor of the holiday, I couldn't fight the urge to honor As The World Turns' longest-running vets!
Helen Wagner, as Nancy Hughes, is listed in the Guiness Book of Records as the Longest Running Item (Helen finds the phrasing very funny) on Television. She has played the role since the first episode in 1956. Don Hastings assumed the part of Dr. Bob Hughes in 1960. Kathryn Hays originated the character of Kim Sullivan Reynolds in 1972.
Eileen Fulton brought Lisa to Oakdale in 1960. Colleen Zenk Pinter became the fourth Barbara Ryan in 1978.
Marie Masters put her definitive stamp on Susan Burke in 1968, while Kelley Menighan Hensley took over the role of Emily (from, among others, Masters' real-life daughter Jenny Harris) in 1992.
Mother and son Emma and Holden Snyder, as played Kathleen Widdoes and Jon Hensley, both hit town in 1985.
They are Oakdale's longest-married couple. Scott Holmes has been playing Tom Hughes since 1987, while Ellen Dolan was the third Margo in 1990 -- and the fifth in 1994!
Lucinda Walsh moved to Oakdale in 1984. The Emmy award winning Elizabeth Hubbard is pictured here with ATWT Executive Producer Christopher Goutman, who has been in his position since 1999.
Happy Veteran's Day!