U.S. Troops at Omaha Beach
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Two World War II veterans and a former Army nurse who helped liberate German concentration camps describe the chaos and destruction they witnessed in Europe during the war. This event is from the American Veterans Center’s 15th Annnual Conference in Washington, DC.
Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 12:08pm (ET)
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.
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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."
Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the Veterans Day ceremony
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.
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.
After the American Revolution – and before he was elected the first president of the United States – George Washington retired from public life. During that time, he traveled to western Virginia to check on his landholdings. Author Edward Larson talks about this journey and how it contributed to Washington’s interest in western expansion and propelled his efforts to link the east and west through the Potomac River. George Washington’s Mount Vernon hosted this event.