| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:23 AM
Civil War veterans led the first "Decoration Days" with "Soldiers Grave's Decorations Committees."
The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a fraternal organization of veterans, began the tradition of laying spring flowers and arrangements on fallen...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:19 PM
The Don Josť Verdugo Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, presented Good Citizen Awards and JROTC Awards to local high school students who have exhibited outstanding leadership skills as well as outstanding qualities of service, dependability...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Three Connecticut soldiers — Daniel Bissell, Daniel Brown and Elijah Churchill — are not really household names in the state despite their feats of Revolutionary War heroism: mounting daring raids behind British lines, facing enemy fire in...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:00 AM
It's the job of a spy to be covert, secretive, undercover. But a quick glance at TV's current landscape reveals that spies are far from in hiding: There's FX's lauded "The Americans," AMC's new "Turn," Showtime's Emmy-winning "Homeland" and even BBC...
| May 24, 2014
WETHERSFIELD — Thousands of people lost their lives during the American Revolution — not all of them on the battlefield.
Silas Deane fell victim to "vicious" character assassination, says Milton C. Van Vlack, author of the 2013 book,...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:01 PM
In 1943 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill asked President Franklin D. Roosevelt if he wouldn't mind stopping the presidential motorcade at 154 W. Patrick St. in Frederick, Md. The two men were en route to the federal government retreat previously...
| May 24, 2014
| 5:05 PM
With his fife's high-pitched notes soaring over the enthusiastic throngs that gather each year at historic sites to celebrate Memorial Day, Dave Embrey is an attention-getter.
Clad in historically accurate attire, the longtime Savage resident performs...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:01 AM
Famous people, places & things
People, places and things that make Hampton Roads famous: Presidents, celebrities and more
Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:06 AM
War headlines from Iraq and Afghanistan have given way to a steady drumbeat of news about military drawdowns and budget cuts, but that won't change one fact: the U.S. military has deep roots in Hampton Roads.
Every branch of the service is represented...
| Jan 31, 2014
Sunday, Feb. 2
World Wetland's Day World Mission Society Church of God and the Chesapeake Children's Museum will host activities for children, including nature walks, interactive games and projects to help children understand the importance of water...
| Jul 25, 2014
“Star Wars” fans got their first look at the new “Star Wars Rebels” series on Thursday at Comic-Con with a […]...