On May 10, several dozen veterans from Kentucky spent the day in Washington, D.C., visiting the World War II, Korean War and Vietnam memorials, along with Arlington National Cemetery, before flying back home.
By Steven Watts, The Conversation
From the beginning of his career, John F. Kennedy’s appeal was always more about image than ideology, the emotions he channeled than the policies he advanced, says University of Missouri-Columbia historian Steven Watts…
By Kerry Hanson, The Conversation
Recognition of the risks posed by UV rays has motivated chemists to study what’s going on in our cells when they’re in the sun – and devise modern ways to ward off that damage.
By Associated Press
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.
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