Military history

On a recent Saturday, a 500-pound statue of Gen. Dwight Eisenhower was lowered into place before a scene from D-Day carved in limestone. The memorial is scheduled to be dedicated on May 8, the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.

More Stories

The long search to honor Civil War veteran Abraham Jenkins

An overlooked Civil War veteran needed to be recognized, so a mission was launched to honor Abraham "Abie" Jenkins, who entered the war in 1861.


Crash a grim echo of US downing of Iran flight in 1988

The July 3, 1988 downing of Iran Air flight 655 by the U.S. Navy remains one of the moments the Iranian government points to in its decades-long distrust of America.

The 'self-flushing' latrine at 1821's Fort Gaines was ahead of its time

Four hundred men were housed at Fort Gaines at its peak and those men would need facilities in quiet times and during attacks. After all, fighting for one’s life does not preclude nature’s call.

VIDEO | Battle of Luzon 75th Anniversary commemoration at the National WWII Memorial

A ceremony at the National World War II Memorial Thursday morning marked the 75th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Luzon, an invasion whose goal was to free the Philippines' largest island from Japanese control.

see more