2018 News Archive

December 07, 2018

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — About 20 survivors are expected to gather at Pearl Harboron Friday to pay tribute to the thousands of men lost in the Japanese attack 77 years ago. The youngest of the veterans are in their mid-90s. The Navy and National Park Service will jointly host the remembrance ceremony at a grassy site overlooking the water and the USS Arizona Memorial. Attendees are expected to observe a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the time the attack began on Dec. 7, 1941. Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 jets are scheduled to fly overhead in "missing man formation" to break the silence. This year, no survivor from the USS Arizona will be attending the ceremony as none of the men were able to make the trip to Hawaii...

November 11, 2018

Sharply at 11 a.m. Sunday, a hush fell over the crowd of hundreds who had gathered at Dogwood Dell in Richmond for the Commonwealth’s Veterans Day ceremony. They stood reverently in the amphitheater as the bells tolled in the Virginia War Memorial Carillon, marking the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, exactly 100 years since the armistice that ended the bloodshed of World War I. “The war is over,” said Clay Mountcastle, director of the Virginia War Memorial, after the bells had tolled 21 times. “It’s over, over there.” Allied

November 08, 2018

To mark the centennial of the end of WWI, an official delegation of twenty-two people from Virginia traveled to France and traced the bloody steps of so many Virginians who marched through Europe during the war to end all wars. The trip was planned as a part of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture’s year-long commemoration of WWI, which was co-chaired by Senator Mark Warner and Senator Tim Kaine and sponsored by Lead Presenter The Boeing Company. The delegation, representing all regions of the Commonwealth traveled across the primary battlefields of WWI over...

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