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MEMPHIS BELLE - The crew of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Memphis Belle" is pictured at an airbase in England, June 7, 1943.   They are, left to right: Tech. Sgt. Harold P. Loch, Green Bay, Wis., top turret gunner; Staff Sgt. Cecil H. Scott of Altoona, Pa., ball turret gunner; Tech. Sgt. Robert J, Hanson of Walla Walla, Wash., radio operator; Capt. James A. Verinis of New Haven, Conn., co-pilot; Capt. Robert K. Morgan of Ashville, N.C., pilot; Capt. Charles B. Leighton of Lansing, Mich., navigator; Staff Sgt. John P, Quinlan of Yonkers, N.Y., tail gunner; Staff Sgt. Casimer A. Nastal of Detroit, Mich., waist gunner; Capt. Vincent B. Evans of Henderson, Texas, bombardier and Staff Sgt. Clarence E. Wichell of Oak Park, Ill., waist gunner.
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VETERANS DAY CEREMONY - President George Bush lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Nov. 11, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Madelyn Waychoff
Bush Thanks Veterans for Safeguarding Freedom
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2006 – President Bush gave the principal address during the Veterans Day ceremony at the National Arlington Cemetery. “On this day, in this month, at this hour, our nation remembers the moment when the guns of World War I went silent -- and we recognize the service and the sacrifice of our nation's veterans,” the president said. Story
'Doolittle Raiders' Participate in Veterans Day Activities
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2006 – Surviving members of the "Doolittle Raiders," former Army Air Corpsmen who were part of a famed World War II bombing mission over Japan, traveled to the nation's capital to participate in many Veterans Day events. Story
Bush Dedicates National Marine Museum
QUANTICO, Va., Nov. 10, 2006 – History, tradition, courage, sacrifice and dedication are imbued in the design of the new National Museum of the Marine Corps. And on the 231st birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps, President Bush presided over the dedication ceremonies here today. Story
Marine to Receive Medal of Honor for Heroism
QUANTICO, Va., Nov. 10, 2006 – A Marine corporal who died shielding men in his care from a bursting grenade will receive America’s highest military decoration, President Bush said. Story
Pace Thanks Vets, Talks on Way Forward in War
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2006 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff thanked the nationís 30 million veterans and talked about the way forward in the war of terror during television interviews. Story
Branson Remembers, Honors Veterans
BRANSON, Mo., Nov. 9, 2006 – More than 50,000 veterans and their families are expected to attend the 13th Annual Veterans Homecoming event, which kicked off Nov. 5 in Branson, Mo. The homecoming, with the theme, “Branson Doesn’t Forget,” includes numerous events, many free to veterans or active-duty servicemembers. It will conclude Nov. 11 with the 72nd annual Veterans Day Parade. Story
World War II Air Crash Victims Honored in Australia
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2006 - World War II veteran John A. Glaros clearly remembers the day 63 years ago when he heard that his friend, a fellow U.S. Army Air Forces radioman, had perished in an air crash in Australia that would remain a secret for many years afterward. Story
Veterans Day Particularly Significant During War
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2006 - Observing Veterans Day is especially important this year as America’s military members put their lives in danger to protect the country and defend its freedoms, Veterans Affairs Secretary R. James Nicholson told American Forces Press Service. Story
Cities Carry ASY Banner to Honor Past, Present Veterans
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2006 - Veterans of the U.S. military will be recognized this weekend during parades, concerts and ceremonies throughout the nation. In addition to honoring those of the past, many people will also honor those of the present. Story
Opry Invites Public to Honor Veterans
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2006 - The Grand Ole Opry is looking for the public’s help in honoring the nation’s veterans during its live Saturday night show this week, which happens to coincide with Veterans Day. Story
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VA Urges Vets to Wear Medals on Nov. 11
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2006 - With National Veterans Awareness Week under way and the national Veterans Day observance on Nov. 11, the Veterans Affairs secretary is urging all veterans to show their pride by wearing their military medals. Story
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President Bush
"Through the generations, America's men
and women in uniform have defeated tyrants, liberated continents, and set a standard of courage and idealism for the entire world. On Veterans Day, our Nation pays tribute to those who have proudly served in our Armed Forces."
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National Museum of the Marine Corps - Opening Ceremony at 2 p.m. ET, Today
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Old Guard Recognizes the Wounded
FORT MYER, Va., Nov. 7, 2006 - With Veterans Day approaching, citizens have begun looking at the sacrifices servicemembers have endured to protect the freedoms of America. Last Friday, the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) recognized individuals who made huge sacrifices in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom by hosting patients from Walter Reed Army Medical Center to an all-day event. Story
Falcons, Irish Salute Fallen Airmen
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo., Nov. 7, 2006 - When Air Force and Notre Dame football players butt heads Saturday afternoon in front of a sellout, Veterans Day crowd in Colorado Springs, and a national television audience on College Sports TV, their helmets will sport a tribute to airmen past and present who've sacrificed for freedom. Story
Bush, Senate Recognize Veterans Week
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2006 - President Bush officially declared this week National Veterans Awareness Week and urged all Americans to honor veterans who “stepped forward when America needed them most.” Story
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Disabled Veterans to Get Memorial
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2006 – The nation’s capital is awash with military-themed statues and memorials. Yet, there isn’t a memorial honoring the sacrifices of America’s disabled military veterans. That’s going to change.  Story
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