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Philippines

WWII Film Event Includes Used Limbs For Filipinos

A video production company is promoting its World War II documentary, “Rescue in the Philippines,” with a Capitol Hill screening that includes a donation of used prosthetic limbs to the typhoon-battered nation.

11/12/2013

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Group Launches App For World War II Memorial In D.C.

The World War II Memorial in Washington is getting a free mobile app to help teach visitors about the war, the site’s symbolism and the millions of people it honors.

11/06/2013

shutdown protesters

Thousands Push Through Barriers In D.C. To WWII Memorial

A march to get things going again in D.C. Thousands arrived at the National War World II Memorial, pushing through barriers Sunday morning to protest the government shutdown.

10/13/2013

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Internet Splash: Navy Recreates Classic WWII Photo Underwater

The Navy swimming and diving team is drawing a lot of attention for its underwater recreation of an iconic moment in U.S. military history.

09/26/2013

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Key Arts Panel Approves Eisenhower Memorial Design

A powerful commission overseeing civic art and architecture in the nation’s capital voted Thursday to approve the general concept and layout of Frank Gehry’s design for a national memorial honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower.

07/18/2013

dundalk parade

Dundalk’s Fourth Of July Parade Is An Annual Family-Friendly Affair

It’s one of the biggest Fourth of July parades on the East Coast, and it’s a Dundalk tradition.

07/04/2013

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Assateague Beaches Reopen After Sweep For Ordnance

Assateague beaches have reopened after an extensive search by the Army Corps of Engineers found no unexploded ordnance from World War II.

06/29/2013

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Walking Tour Shows Off Post-War Black History

The flagpole from which an American flag now flutters in front of the Roger Brooke Taney house on South Bentz Street might be considered a bookend in local history.

06/09/2013

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Eisenhower Memorial Group Makes D-Day Film On Ike

Officials working to build a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington are launching a new short film online to mark the 69th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Europe during World War II.

06/06/2013

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Scholars Back Quotes At Future Eisenhower Memorial

Three historians are recommending the use of passages from key speeches by President Dwight D. Eisenhower — including his message to troops during the D-Day invasion — to help represent the 34th president in a planned memorial in the nation’s capital.

06/05/2013

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Holocaust Survivors, Veterans Gather At D.C. Museum

Elderly survivors of the Holocaust and the veterans who helped liberate them gathered for what could be their last big reunion Monday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

04/29/2013

(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

World War II Veteran Honored For Military Service

John Leather wears earplugs to church, but it’s not the sermon that the 88-year-old World War II veteran is trying to muffle.

04/28/2013

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