President Reagan with National Security Advisor Colin Powell, 1988
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell, reflects on leadership and his experience in the military. He also talks about working for both the Reagan and Bush administrations. Powell spoke at the American Veterans Center’s 15th Annual Conference.
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 12:38pm (ET)
The Defense Department honors women veterans of the Korean War. They reflect on their service as nurses and medical specialists during the Korean War, which lasted from 1950 to 1953.
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The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial honored the passing of the Great War generation with a special ceremony noting the passing of the last WWI veteran, Frank Buckles, who died February 27, 2011, at the age of 110.
On this Veteran's Day, a tribute to Vietnam War Veterans takes place at the "Wall," which is the memorial wall of names of those who died in the Vietnam War. This year's annual ceremony on the National Mall in Washington DC comes just months before the groundbreaking of a visitor's center and "learning center."
The President and first lady hosted a dinner honoring veterans of the Iraq war and their families. The White House said that service members of all ranks and services, and from each of the 50 states, attended the dinner.
General Robert Titus served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War and received the Distinguished Flying Cross. Francis “Jeep” Sanza, a U.S. Army veteran, served as General George Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower’s driver during World War II. The two share their war stories at the American Veterans Center annual conference.
Oregon State University professor Marisa Chappell discusses the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s and the anti-poverty and entitlement programs that were part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” She also details the societal attitudes toward impoverished minorities at the time, focusing on the challenges faced by single mothers.
Central Connecticut State University professor Robert Wolff and his class examine how the memory of the Civil War has changed from its 50th and 100th anniversaries to the present.