Military History

Town Seeks Funds for Vet Memorial

A small Oklahoma town is trying to honor veterans in a big way. Hydro, near Weatherford, is trying to raise $30,000 for a granite veterans memorial. Hydro's population is fewer than 1,000, but more than 700 residents have served in the military since World War II. Hydro still has Memorial Day services with a color guard in both of the town's cem... more

Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit Opens

A new Tuskegee Airmen exhibit recently opened to the public at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Airman Heritage Museum. The exhibit is based on Master Sgt. William Harris, a line chief with the 332nd Fighter group who was killed in World War II. It depicts a scene where he is calling a mechanic with instructions to ready a fighter plane for c... more

Indivisible: The Story of Our Flag

The American Legion is launching a multimedia tribute to Old Glory that will explore the flag's meaning and the special place it occupies in our conscience and culture. "Indivisible: The Story of Our Flag," will be a collectible American Legion Centennial bookazine. There will also be a web platform housed on the American Legion website at www.l... more

New Memorial in Georgia

A 3' x 5' image of the Georgia State Memorial to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans will be unveiled at Liberty Plaza at the Georgia State Capitol May 20 at 11 a.m. By Gov. Nathan Deal. The official monument will installed in front of the Floyd Veterans Memorial Building May 13, but will remain covered until Gov. Deal unveils an image of the memorial... more

100th Anniversary of Flanders Fields

April 22, 2015 marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of chemical warfare at Flanders Fields in France. After World War I German forces first used chlorine gas on British, French, Canadian and Algerian forces on April 22, 1915, chemical weapons went on to claim tens of thousands of lives throughout the remainder of the war. The Army's Che... more

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