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A Capitol Offense

Peter Carlson | Published: March 30, 2015 at 11:36 am
Congress enacted Prohibition but lawmakers didn’t go dry, thanks to bootlegger George Cassiday—the “Man in the Green Hat”—who set up shop on Capitol Hill

We've Been Here Before: Taking It to the Streets

Richard Brookhiser | Published: March 30, 2015 at 11:34 am
In the summer of 2014 the deaths of two black men in confrontations with police officers riveted the nation's attention. In July Eric Garner, of Staten Island, N.Y., suffered a fatal heart attack while being arrested for selling loose cigarettes; …

Tunnel To Towers Aids Critically Wounded Veterans

Published: February 26, 2015 at 3:32 pm
Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundations builds homes for the most critically wounded veterans.

Japanese Search Team Repatriates American War Dead

HistoryNet | Published: December 09, 2014 at 7:08 pm
Japanese nonprofit Kuentai's mission is to locate and repatriate remains of WWII Japanese soldiers. When they found American remains Kuentai-USA was established.

Here is Where: Holding the Fort in San Antonio

Andrew Carroll | Published: December 03, 2014 at 5:53 pm
The Alamo, built in the 18th century from locally quarried limestone, rests deep in the heart of Texas. (Photo: Library of Congress) Barricaded in a freezing cold, rat-infested room inside the Alamo, the lone defender had gone almost three days …

The Eisenhower Foundation - Preserving the Legacy of a Great American

HistoryNet | Published: November 10, 2014 at 4:52 pm
For nearly 70 years the Eisenhower Foundation has been working to preserve the legacy of and the values exemplified by General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

George C. Marshall and The Marshall Center - Interview with Rachel Thompson

Gerald D. Swick | Published: September 08, 2014 at 11:56 am
An interview with Rachel Yarnell Thompson, Special Projects Director of The George C. Marshall International Center and author of "Marshall—A Statesman Shaped in the Crucible of War."

Defenders Lodge - Accessible Lodging for Veterans During Medical Treatment

HistoryNet | Published: June 12, 2014 at 1:46 pm
A new facility provides lodging for veterans and caregivers during times of medical treatment.

Rolling Thunder XXVII - A Look Inside the 2014 Official Guide

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 15, 2014 at 5:40 pm
Downloadable pdfs of two articles from the Rolling Thunder XXVII Official Guide - 'A Healing Place in the Hills' and 'The American Tribute Tour.'

Arlington National Cemetery Observes Its 150th Anniversary

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 15, 2014 at 12:11 pm
See a list of guided tours and special events planned for the summer of 2014 at Arlington National Cemetery.

Hire Our Heroes - Helping Veterans Transition from Military Service

Gerald D. Swick | Published: April 07, 2014 at 7:34 pm
Transitioning from the military to civilian life can be difficult, especially in finding employment. Hire Our Heroes is a not-for-profit organization that works to help veterans transition.

National History Day - Challenging Students, Changing Lives

Gerald D. Swick | Published: April 01, 2014 at 6:09 pm
National History Day began as a contest for students. That annual contest still continues, but the program has expanded to offer much more to students and teachers.

Winnie Davis's Love Affair

Heath Lee | Published: March 13, 2014 at 1:42 pm
'I will never consent' All's not quite fair in love and war for the daughter of Jefferson Davis Varina Anne "Winnie" Davis, younger daughter of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his second wife, Varina Howell Davis, was born in June …

Kimo Williams: Are You Experienced?

Rick Fredericksen | Published: January 29, 2014 at 4:20 pm
Shaped by his in-country experiences, musician and Vietnam veteran Kimo Williams continues to work on behalf of vets and soldiers from Vietnam to Afghanistan and Iraq

Norwich University Receives Transforming Gift

Media Release | Published: May 07, 2013 at 1:28 pm
Weider History Group received the following media release from Norwich University, which was not only the first private military college in the United States, it is the birthplace of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). As the birthplace of ROTC, …

Project to clear landmines in Vietnam

HistoryNet | Published: April 19, 2013 at 6:13 pm
TED Challenge: Defuse, Heal & Grow campaign is raising money to remove old landmines and other unexploded ordinance from Quang Tri Province, Vietnam.
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