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.
We hear from journalists and historians about the evolution of the White House Correspondents’ Association, which is marking its centennial. The organization was founded in 1914 after President Woodrow Wilson threatened to limit the access of White House reporters. The panel also discusses how social media has affected coverage of the president.
2014 marks the 225th anniversary of the first meeting of the U.S. Congress at Federal Hall in New York City. As part of the annual meeting of the Society for History in the Federal Government, past and present House and Senate historians came together to discuss the state of congressional history. They explored current projects to retrieve old records from individual members of Congress as well as the many differences between the first Congress and Congress today.