Military History

Program to Restore War Memorials

The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Military Museum and Library have announced a new program to help people across the country restore and preserve local World War I memorials. 100 Cities/100 Memorials is a fund-matching program in which groups or individuals can: (1) identify local World War I memorials; (2) put together... more

WWII Veterans Sought in New York State

Western New York's World War II veterans can sign up now for the next Honor Flight. The flight is scheduled for Saturday, October 29. Veterans will leave early that morning from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The Honor Flight organization is looking for 40 to 45 veterans to sign up. It is free for veterans, and veterans are also enco... more

Korean War Memorial to Open in San Francisco

A Korean War Memorial will be dedicated on Monday, Aug. 1, at the Presidio in San Francisco. The dedication ceremony will run 10 a.m. to noon. The memorial will stand on high ground adjacent to the national cemetery facing west across the Pacific Ocean toward Korea. The spot was chosen because it was the embankment point for servicemembers who f... more

Honoring the Fallen at World War II Memorial

A recent article at detailed the controversy over visitors wading in the fountain at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. There posted signs posted that announce that wading is prohibited (Honor Your Veterans. No wading. Coins damage fountain), but tourists start to ignore the signs when the temperature climbs. What's your t... more

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

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