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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • A Virginia town remembers the Bedford Boys, who gave their lives on D-day

    There is, perhaps, no place more appropriate to honor who stormed ashore on D-day than Bedford, Va., a town of 6,000 that’s 200 miles southwest of Washington DC. If you’ve heard of Bedford, it’s likely because of the Bedford Boys, 30...
  • Synagogue to host D-Day and the Road to Liberation

    Synagogue to host D-Day and the Road to Liberation
    An upcoming Holocaust remembrance program will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus, 20350 NE 26th Ave. in North Miami Beach, will host this program, "D-Day and the Road to...
  • Christopher Kelly: This Memorial Day has special historical significance

    Christopher Kelly: This Memorial Day has special historical significance
    Memorial Day, when we pause to reflect on the sacrifices of our fallen veterans, has special historic significance this year. In 2015 Memorial Day will fall between the 70th anniversary of VE-Day and the 70th anniversary of VJ-Day — the end of World...
  • DP Buzz: Memorial Day

    Editor's note: "DP Buzz is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here...
  • Salute these military apps on Memorial Day

    By AppoLearning.com Appolicious There are a number of quality mobile apps that investigate or commemorate infamous battles and earth-shattering wars. While those are often in-depth, it can be difficult to find quality options for students to learn about...
  • Dora K. Crawford

    Dora K. Crawford
    Dora K. Crawford, who during World War II deciphered messages that had been encoded by Germany's Enigma machines as part of Great Britain's secret Project Ultra, died April 13 at Johns Hopkins Hospital of cardiopulmonary and renal failure. The...
  • 70 years later, liberators recall horrors of concentration camps

    70 years later, liberators recall horrors of concentration camps
    South Florida's oldest veterans this spring are marking the climactic events that, 70 years ago, led to the end of World War II. Some fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Some crossed the Rhine River and rejoiced when Germany surrendered. Some experienced...
  • World War II vets gather in West Palm Beach to remember surviving the Battle of the Bulge

    World War II vets gather in West Palm Beach to remember surviving the Battle of the Bulge
    WEST PALM BEACH — For about 40 veterans of World War II, memory lane led Sunday to a bitter cold European woods that no one who was there can ever forget. "It was the worst winter of my life," said George Fisher, one of 600,000 American soldiers...
  • Stories that honor the fallen

    Stories that honor the fallen
    Monday is Memorial Day. Many across Hampton Roads will participate in the annual custom of decorating the graves of war dead with flowers, a tradition that began in 1868. Others will attend special commemoration events, or spend time with family...
  • The forgotten realities of World War II

    May 8 marked the end of World War II in Europe 70 years ago -- a horrific conflict that is still fought over by historians. More than 60 million people perished -- some 50 million of them in Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union and China. The prewar...
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum marks 70th anniversary of Victory Day

    Illinois Holocaust Museum marks 70th anniversary of Victory Day
    Statistics never tell history's complete story, but a widely-accepted figure in regard to the Allies' victory in World War II holds a solemn and sobering reality. Soviet losses in World War II are estimated around 26 million, a total reinforced by an...