Tonight on the PBS NewsHour we're airing an excerpt from the WETA documentary, 'Arlington National Cemetery.' In our excerpt, we visit Section 60 where many of the dead from the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried.
By Elizabeth Shell
We don’t know how many Americans who died while serving at wartime are buried on foreign soil. Why? It's complicated. But one historian has been painstakingly counting, cataloguing and mapping the locations of American war dead that goes beyond the…
By PBS NewsHour
President Obama, back in Washington after his surprise trip to visit troops in Afghanistan, will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier this morning at 11 a.m. EDT at Arlington National Cemetery.
By Hari Sreenivasan, Vic Pasquantonio
Memorial Day can be an emotional day for those who have lost a loved one serving in the military. In turn, common remarks like "Happy Memorial Day" can be painful for some families to hear.
On Memorial Day, a Reminder to Remember 'Profound' Human Cost of War…
The non-profit program Honor Flight gives veterans the opportunity to fly to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials dedicated to the wars in which they’ve served. For many veterans, especially those who have served in World War II, this may…
From 'Boots to Suits', Transitioning from Military Service to Civilian Life…
As Americans across the globe remembered generations of the nation's fallen this Memorial Day, President Obama and Mitt Romney joined the observances -- taking time out from the campaign to praise the contributions of the country's servicemembers. Judy Woodruff reports.
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