WWII veteran Samuel Meyer, who still puts in a few days a week at Meyer the Hatter, the business started by his grandfather in 1894, was awarded the rank of chevalier, or knight, of the National Order of the Legion of Honor. The French government honored Meyer during a ceremony Tuesday in New Orleans.

From the archives, 2002: A league of their own

In Afghanistan, a country where war has been a way of life for years, children seldom have been able to really be children — to act foolish, to giggle or laugh out loud, to be involved in sports. But thanks to a group of U.S. soldiers, some Afghan youngers now are in a league of their own.

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Museum in Spotsylvania, Va., gets Navy warship artifacts

After the Navy renamed the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville to USS Robert Smalls, officials in Virginia asked that Civil War artifacts given to the Chancellorsville be given back to find a new home at a Spotsylvania museum.

Homecoming salute, 1998

Bad Kreuznach, Germany, Oct. 9, 1998: The 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment from Baumholder fires a salute of honor during the start of the welcome home ceremony for the 1st Armored Division at Rose Barracks.

What roles did Indian chiefs play? And who were some notable ones?

It is a well-known image: A stoic Native American man in ceremonial garb with a feathered headdress, a core American cultural stereotype, recently at the center of the most-watched sporting event in American history when the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LVIII. But what exactly is an Indian chief?

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