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Battle brews over how to honor Frank Buckles

WASHINGTON (AP) - The longest-living American to serve in World War I survived war and prison camps, but in death he couldn't escape Washington politics. Nearly a week after Frank Buckles died at the ... read more

The Last Doughboy's Final Fight

The District’s monument has deteriorated badly over the decades — so badly ... of their service to their country. And Frank Buckles is proud to stand up for them now. “Veterans of all the wars deserve ... read more

Senior Moment: Today is a day to remember

The last American “doughboy,” Frank Buckles, died in West Virginia in 2011 at the ... But the “decoration” aspect of the annual holiday has fallen away over the decades. The honor guards, moments of ... read more

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D.C.’s WWI memorial causes 21st-century battle

should honor more than just those 499 people. He is the founding director of the World War I Memorial Foundation, which has as its aim rededicating the monument as a national World War I memorial. No ... read more


Fort Rucker, Wiregrass communities honor fallen servicemembers

“Sadly, our nation lost an important remnant of our history when he passed, but his legacy stands as an example of duty, honor and faith. For it was faith in his country, in his fellow Soldiers and ... read more

7 Facts You May Not Know About World War I

World War I ... battle. But the fort was actually much more active during World War I, where an Army hospital had been built around it. Over the course of the war, more than 20,000 sick and wounded ... read more

Last living memories gone from The Great War

Trump's nickname for millennial Pete Buttigieg shows generation gap And now, Frank Buckles, dead at age 110, the last U.S. veteran. The Missouri boy was one of 4.7 million Yanks who answered the call ... read more

Veterans Day messages from Buerkle, Maffei, and elected officials

To honor you, the heroes ... To this day, we still care for over a hundred spouses and children of the men who fought in the Spanish-American War. Just last year, I came here to pay tribute as Frank ... read more

A wave of war memorials is coming to D.C. Are we all at peace with that?

That memorial would accomplish a feat rarely if ever matched in the annals of memorial building: commemorating a war before it is over. It also epitomizes ... What about World War I, whose last U.S. ... read more

"Over there": The battle for Cantigny and the birth of our modern Army

Adapted from "First Over There: The Attack on Cantigny, America's First Battle of World War I" On Memorial Day ... The last Cantigny veteran died in the late 1990s, and with the passing of Frank ... read more

Wave of war memorials coming. Are we at peace with that?

That memorial would accomplish a feat rarely if ever matched in the annals of memorial building: commemorating a war before it is over. It also epitomizes ... What about World War I, whose last U.S. ... read more

7 facts you may not know about World War I

That meant we weren't bound to honor pre-existing ... built around it and, over the course of the war, more than 20,000 sick and wounded soldiers passed through it. THE LAST REMAINING U.S. WWI VETERAN ... read more



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