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Excerpt: Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul

In this special Memorial Day excerpt from Witness To the Revolution, her new oral history of the upheavals at the end of the Sixties, author Clara Bingham brings us voices of the pathbreaking protesters who stood up as Vietnam Veterans Against the War.

May 29, 2016

A ‘Family Hero’ Of Vietnam War Will Be Remembered At Military Cemetery

On Memorial Day, Purdie will visit the grave of her son — whom most everyone called David — at the Los Angeles National Cemetery. It will be her 100th birthday.

May 25, 2015
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Stories That Honor The Fallen: Memorial Day Reads

Tales of valor and battlefield memoirs are among the selection of recommended reading to celebrate Memorial Day.

May 24, 2015
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Honor Our Armed Forces By Avoiding Unnecessary Wars

As brave and capable as they are, U.S. troops cannot calm every conflict. The best way to honor our armed forces is to refrain from sending them recklessly to war.

May 23, 2015

Obama Honors The Fallen At Arlington On Memorial Day

By Connie Stewart, Los Angeles Times Hours after President Barack Obama returned from a surprise visit to American troops in Afghanistan, he paid tribute to the nation’s fallen defenders on Memorial Day and alluded to the VA health care crisis, pledging to ensure that veterans “get the care … they deserve.” Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. […]

May 27, 2014

Obama Back Home After Surprise Visit To Afghanistan

Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama was back in Washington on Monday after a lightning 32-hour trip to Afghanistan to visit U.S. troops. Monday is Memorial Day in the United States, the day when military war dead are remembered and military personnel and veterans are honored. The president is scheduled to host a White House […]

May 26, 2014

Memorial Day’s Calling

WASHINGTON — Memorial Day is a peculiarly appropriate holiday for our times. Its origins lie in the Civil War, which resulted from the failure of a deeply polarized political system to settle the question of slavery. Reading the history of the period leading up to the war is jarring because its political conflicts bear eerie […]

May 26, 2014

It’s Time To Show Our Veterans Some Love

“I want a love I can see. That’s the only kind that means a thing to me. Don’t want a love you have to tell me about. That kind of loving I can sure do without.” — The Temptations, 1963 A few days ago in an airport restaurant, I saw a scene that has become […]

May 26, 2014