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100 Years After World War I, The National Memorial In Washington Remains Unfinished. Here’s Why

When Frank Buckles, the last American World War I veteran, died in 2011, lawmakers refused to let him lie in state at the U.S. Capitol. Even though it is often overshadowed by World War II in the Unit... read more

Remembering World War I on Vets Day

To give the many government workers a long weekend, Veterans Day was changed to a Monday. But through the efforts of the American ... veterans of World War I. Frank Buckles, the last living ... read more

Frank Buckles, America’s Oldest WWI Veteran, Is Also Its Oldest Activist

Drop everything you are doing and pay tribute to Frank Buckles, the last living World War I veteran and who seems to be the nation ... shouldn’t the nation’s capital have one too? Can’t America honor ... read more

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100-year legacy of World War 1 vets

This year marks the 100th anniversary when the United States entered World War I on April 6 ... More than 320,000 were injured in service to our nation. Frank Buckles, the last surviving American Vete... read more


World War I: For whom the bells toll

“By that time, most of the World War I veterans were gone,” says Islieb. America’s last doughboy, Frank Buckles, died in 2011 at age 110. “And World War I was completely forgotten.” Actually, there is ... read more

The need to talk to veterans

On this Veterans Day, the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, we have no living veterans of that conflict to tell us what it was like. The last doughboy, Frank Buckles ... on a breakfast host... read more

Frank Buckles, Last Remaining American World War I Vet, Dies at 110

The last remaining World War I vet, Frank Buckles ... much about his war experience, Buckles was drawn to the plight of the D.C. War Memorial for World War I veterans. (More on TIME.com: See the makin... read more

Amherst residents remember sacrifices of WWI veterans

In February 2011 the last surviving American military veterans of World War I, Frank Woodruff Buckles, died. Sandi Esposito, a historian for the Amherst museum, said it is difficult to track records a... read more

Mount Carmel Area Joint Veterans 'Changing of the Colors'

That memorial and the one on the flag pole at the former American ... last living U.S. veteran of the war was Charles Buckles, who died Feb. 27, 2011 at age 110. He was a corporal with the 1st Fort Ri... read more

Veterans Day meaning should not be lost (Editorial)

So, too, have the contributions of those who served. The last surviving American veteran of World War I was Frank Buckles, who died in 2011 at the age of 110. The last living veteran from any nation w... read more

Centenarian veterans recount World War I memories

On Feb. 27, 2011, with little in the way of fanfare, northwest Missouri native Frank Buckles — the last American veteran of World War I — died in West Virginia at age 110. In “The Last of the Doughboy... read more

Florence Green, the Last Surviving WWI Veteran, Has Died at 110

and Frank Buckles, the last American veteran, both of whom died last year at the age of 110. With Miss Green's passing, the end of an era is truly upon us. The Very Last World War I Veteran Has Died [ ... read more



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