‘We will not forget’: Biden praises US, Allied troops at D-Day 80th anniversary ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery

President Joe Biden paid tribute to American and allied troops at a ceremony in Normandy on Thursday to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day, drawing parallels between the struggles against tyranny during World War II and Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine.

LA28 organizers choose former US military leader Reynold Hoover as CEO

The organizing committee for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics has hired retired Army Lt. Gen. Reynold Hoover as its CEO.

Prosecutor calls for court to reverse Texas governor’s pardon of former soldier who killed Air Force veteran

A Texas prosecutor on Tuesday filed a request for the state’s highest criminal court to overturn Gov. Greg Abbott’s pardon of former Army Sgt. Daniel Perry, who was convicted of fatally shooting an Air Force veteran during a racial injustice protest in 2020.

House lawmakers urge VA undersecretary for health to resign amid bonus scandal

House lawmakers on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Shereef Elnahal, undersecretary for health at the Department of Veterans Affairs, for withholding information from the VA secretary about plans to give large bonuses to senior managers meant for rank-and-file workers.

102-year-old WWII vet dies en route to France for D-Day commemoration

A 102-year-old World War II veteran died Friday while en route to France to take part in the remembrances planned for the 80th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

Taps and tears: WWII veterans visit D-Day’s bloodiest beach

A group of nearly 70 World War II veterans visited Omaha Beach as part of what is likely to be the last major set of D-Day commemorations with large numbers of veterans in attendance.

White House opposes limits in House spending bill for veterans seeking abortions or therapies for gender-confirmation surgery

The Biden administration expressed strong opposition Monday to a House spending bill for fiscal 2025 largely over provisions that restrict abortions and deny therapies to veterans seeking gender-confirmation surgery.

Lawmakers demand to know why millions of dollars meant to reward front-line VA workers went to senior managers

Some lawmakers are attacking the Department of Veterans Affairs for giving out more than $10 million in bonuses to senior VA managers that were meant for front-line employees at hospitals, clinics and field offices.

Normandy town liberated by the Allies welcomes US veterans before D-Day anniversary

World War II veterans exchanged hugs and handshakes with an enthusiastic crowd of officials and high school students who greeted them as they arrived in Normandy to mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

D-Day at 80: Enthusiastic welcome for US veterans as they arrive in France for D-Day remembrance

“By serving your country you have liberated ours,” France’s former ambassador to the U.S., Philippe Etienne, told the nearly 70 “Greatest Generation” veterans in a small but enthusiastic reception at Charles de Gaulle airport. “The flame of remembrance must never be extinguished.”