Military History

WWI Memorial Planned

The winner of the contest by the National World War One Centennial Commission to design a World War I Memorial is a 25-year-old architect-in-training who had never been to the nation's capital. His winning entry is a proposed revamp of Pershing Park in Washington, DC with sprawling green space atop memorial walls that tell the story of the Great... more

Agreement Protects the Normandy Site

The American Legion, the City of Ste. Mere-Eglise, France and Amis Des Veterans Americains (AVA) recently signed an agreement to protect the La Fiere Memorial site in Normandy, France. The agreement requires consent from all three parties to ever change the site into anything other than hallowed ground to honor those who fell fighting there. The... more

Group Fights for WWI Veterans Cross

First Liberty Institute has filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals to protect the 90-year-old cross-shaped Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial in Maryland from an atheist group that is pushing for its removal. The brief was filed in the Fourth Circuit court in conjunction with the law firm Jones Day for the American Legion, which erect... more

Vietnam Vet Photos Sought in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs has partnered with the Memorial Fund to locate a photo for every Pennsylvania service member who sacrificed their life in the Vietnam War. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is trying to collect photos for each of the 58,307 men and women whose names are on the Vietnam Memorial in Wash... more

50th Anniversary of Vietnam War

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) conducted hundreds of events in VA facilities across the nation on Mar. 29 to recognize, honor and thank U.S. Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices as part of the national Vietnam War Commemoration. VA, along with more than 9,000 organizations across the country, has joined w... more

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