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Armistice Day

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  • London Film Review: 'Testament of Youth'

    "Inspirational stories for the damned" is the label given by one blinded soldier to survival tales like his in "Testament of Youth" -- it's also an apt description of this rousing, robust adaptation of Vera Brittain's landmark First World War memoir....
  • Respect Veterans With School Holiday

    With Americans again in harm's way in Iraq and Syria, it would make sense to repeal a 1995 Connecticut law that allows school on Veterans Day in Connecticut. It has been said by the Norwalk superintendent of schools that more instructional time is...
  • In Wales, a Bethlehem pilot is honored for World War II sacrifice

    In Wales, a Bethlehem pilot is honored for World War II sacrifice
    Douglas Brown graduated from Lehigh University in 1941, about six months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor plunged America into World War II. The only son of a Lehigh professor of European history and an English mother, he belonged to an...
  • Delray city workers may get Veterans Day off

    Delray city workers may get Veterans Day off
    Delray Beach City Hall will be closed an extra day as employees may get another paid day off — and a celebration to go along with it. After finding out that Delray Beach is the only city in Palm Beach County open for business on Veterans Day,...
  • London honors fallen WWI soldiers with sea of ceramic red poppies

    A hundred years ago, the men who joined the British army during World War I came by the millions -- from England, of course, but also from Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa and other then-Commonwealth lands. Now those who died --...
  • Pictures in the News | Aug. 22, 2014

     
    Pictures in the News presents a glimpse of our world today....
  • 'Mr. Clarence Mitchell, director of the Washington bureau, spoke on the War on Poverty' [History Matters]

    January 1965 Ice escapades Times notes: "Ice skating has become the winter sport for Donleigh, now that the frozen flooded (purposely) field near the swimming pool offers a close, perfect opportunity. Several adults as well as children were seen...
  • From the Boathouse: Honoring heroes by the harbor

    Ahoy! "The war to end all wars" ended Nov. 11, 1918, when Germany signed the armistice agreement and surrendered to the Allies on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The war didn't offically end until June 28, 1919, when the Treaty of...
  • Veterans Day Quiz: Test your knowledge about those who served

    Monday marks Veterans Day, an occasion to honor those who have been in the armed services. President Obama, in his weekly address Saturday, asked the nation to do more than just thank those who have served. “Now that more of them are coming...
  • Veterans Day: Nation gives thanks with parades, Obama lays wreath

    Veterans Day: Nation gives thanks with parades, Obama lays wreath
    The nation’s first four-star female general led New Yorkers in commemorating Veterans Day, part of the annual display of thanks to those who have served their country and an indication of the changing face of the military. Led by President Obama,...
  • The forgotten meaning of Veterans Day [Letter]

    The forgotten meaning of Veterans Day [Letter]
    In 1918, at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, guns all over the world fell silent and the whole world experienced peace and hope. A French Christmas carol recalls the feeling in the "le monde entier tressaille d'espérance," which roughly translates as "the entire world...