The president is to deliver his first Memorial Day address and lay a wreath at the cemetery, the final resting place for many U.S. military members and others who have served the country.
In our news wrap Monday, on his last Memorial Day as commander-in-chief, President Obama paid tribute to the nation’s veterans and made special mention of the American soldiers who died this past year in Iraq and Afghanistan. Also, more than…
By PBS NewsHour
Iraq’s offensive to retake the ancient city of Fallujah, 40 miles west of Baghdad, from Islamic State fighters was stepped up this weekend. The Shiite-dominated government is under pressure to intensify its onslaught after a series of deadly ISIS bombings…
By Mary Jo Brooks
William Meredith served as a Navy pilot in World War II and the Korean War. An esteemed poet, he wrote several poems about his war experience.
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
ARLINGTON, Va. — President Barack Obama challenged Americans on Memorial Day to fill the silence from those who died serving their country with love and support for families of the fallen, "not just with words but with our actions."…
Darrell Jones, who served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, shares how he teaches his classes about the history of Memorial Day and how he answers the question often posed by his students: does he know anyone who…
By Demetrius Ball
High school teacher Demetrius Ball hopes that by sharing a little about what life was like in the military, his students might further understand the meaning of Memorial Day.
By Alicia A. Caldwell and Matthew Daly, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The head of the Transportation Security Administration said the agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines.
By PBS NewsHour
Security wait times at airports across the nation are soaring, leading to criticism of the TSA, which claims that budget cuts have left it understaffed. Now, with the number of airline passengers expected to soon reach all-time highs, embattled TSA…
While more than 2 million men and women serve in the American military, a new documentary, “The Homefront,” focuses on the additional 3 million husbands, wives and children who remain behind, waiting for their loved ones to return from deployment.
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