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VA national cemeteries resume committal, memorial services

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs national cemeteries resumed committal services starting June 9 in all but two VA national cemeteries.  VA national cemeteries will contact...

Five things you may not know about D-Day

D-Day. The Invasion of Normandy. Operation Overlord. It goes by various names, but we’ve all heard about it through history class, grandparents, the news...

Meticulous planning led way to D-Day landings

Background After the German Army invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941, the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin began pressing his new allies for the creation...

Lancaster Cemetery marks Memorial Day virtually

      The flags at Freedom Corner lowered to half-staff to in remembrance of Memorial Day at Lancaster Cemetery. Due to Covid-19, the Lancaster Cemetery did...

Birthday salute

Army Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Phillips, a California National Guardsman, holds a phone during a video call from family members of retired Staff Sgt....

Sibling veterans from WWII embodied patriotism

Probably “cooking up a storm” isn’t the most captivating way to introduce a war story, especially not one dedicated to veterans labeled “The Greatest...

Cal Guard Soldiers honor WWII veterans during birthday celebration in Whittier

U.S. Army veteran Randy Zepeda Fernandez, left, and U.S. Coast Guard veteran Sal Guzman, right, listen to a mariachi band play ‘Happy Birthday’ during...

Gold Star wife remembers soldier’s dreams

Each year on Memorial Day, Americans struggle with how best to honor those who have given the last full measure of devotion to the...

Memorial Day history

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans -- the Grand Army of...

Memorial – Veterans Day: What’s the difference?

There are lots of reminders out there that Memorial Day is about more than a day off or barbecue. It’s also about more than thanking...