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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Holocaust center planning move to Dania

    For almost 35 years, the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center has welcomed the history, artifacts and stories from survivors. Representatives have collected more than 2,500 personal interviews from those who witnessed the Holocaust, and it is...
  • Navy divers confirm sunken wreck is World War II cruiser Houston

    Navy divers confirm sunken wreck is World War II cruiser Houston
    U.S. Navy divers confirmed Monday that a wrecked vessel in southeast Asia is the World War II heavy cruiser Houston, a ship sunk by the Japanese that serves as the final resting place for about 700 sailors and Marines. The Houston, nicknamed “...
  • World War II vet honored with trip to Pearl Harbor

    World War II vet honored with trip to Pearl Harbor
    A World War II veteran from Niles who was onboard the USS Missouri when Japan signed the Articles of Surrender helped celebrate the 69th anniversary of that event this week with the help of American Airlines. On Thursday, Edwin Ogonowski, 89, returned...
  • Check It Out: Reading up on the Greatest Generation

    Nonfiction audiobooks offer compelling and listenable narratives on a variety of subjects. The following selections are true stories from World War II, from the beginnings of the Third Reich to D-Day, the Pacific and the end of the war. Some focus on...
  • Can We the People govern ourselves?

    Can We the People govern ourselves?
    We take for granted that the democratic or republican forms of government are inevitable and natural, that they are the best way to govern, and certainly far ahead of whatever comes in second. If so, then, how do you explain: Illinois? Chicago? The...
  • A siege to be remembered in Petersburg

    No one who knows the history of the Civil War needs to be reminded of the Siege of Petersburg's landmark status. But with the 150th anniversary of the brutal 10-month struggle in which the Union army finally brought the Confederacy to its knees, the...
  • War memories stirred in veterans traveling to Washington

    War memories stirred in veterans traveling to Washington
    THE VILLAGES — Adele Walker had been to Washington, D.C., numerous times, but a trip she took in April made the 90-year-old feel like it was the first. "It was so different this time — it was breathtaking," said Walker, who served...
  • Dundalk commemorates forgotten battle of a forgotten war

    Dundalk commemorates forgotten battle of a forgotten war
    If the War of 1812 is the forgotten war, then the landing of the British near Dundalk is perhaps a battle few ever knew even happened. But to thousands of visitors to Fort Howard this weekend, the Battle of North Point was vivid — they felt the...
  • REVIEW: 'Churchill' at the Greenhouse Theater Center ★★★

    REVIEW: 'Churchill' at the Greenhouse Theater Center ★★★
    Winston Churchill, inarguably one of the most effective political figures of all time, had a palpable affection for the United States of America. That came in part from his being the child of an American mother in an era when those trans-Atlantic...
  • Marriage longevity produces terrific works of art

    After writing about my in-laws 60th anniversary last month, I received an overwhelming and heartwarming response from readers with similar tales of marital longevity. All that feedback deserves a follow-up, this time featuring you. Joe in Palm Beach...
  • Local vets get French Legion of Honor medals

    It was a special week for a number of World War II and Korean War veterans as they filled the auditorium at the Boynton Beach Civic Center recently. The veterans, mostly in their 80s and 90s, were there to receive France's highest civic and military...