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ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Volunteers have spruced up the forgotten headstone of a Medal of Honor recipient from the Civil War in an Elkhart cemetery. The headstone in Elkhart's Grace Lawn Cemetery shows that Capt. Orville Tyron Chamberlain died in 1929....
Most communities have already held their Memorial Day activities, but the city's parade and ceremonies are scheduled for May 30. The parade is set to begin at 6 p.m. at Broad and Burritt streets and will follow Broad Street and then Main Street to reach...
In 1979, about a month before leaving his home in Chicago's western suburbs to join the Army, Jon Meinholz led a group of volunteers in refurbishing a 19th century cannon at Montgomery's Riverside Cemetery. The 17-year-old touched up the old weapon,...
Tribune reporterIn 1979, about a month before leaving his home in Chicago’s western suburbs to join the Army, Jon Meinholz led a group of volunteers in refurbishing a 19th-century cannon at Montgomery’s Riverside Cemetery. The 17-year-old touched up the old...
firstname.lastname@example.orgWith Memorial Day approaching, Anna and James M. Harnish of Fairview this week decorated their son’s grave at St. Paul’s Church Cemetery near Clear Spring. The couple placed flowers, a cross and a pinwheel in memory of their son, James L....
email@example.comSharpsburg Elementary School fifth-grader Kahlin Stydinger said placing American flags on the graves at Antietam National Cemetery was a way to reward the Civil War soldiers buried there because of what they fought for. “That’s the only...
We asked you to tell us about someone special who served our country, and you responded with heart-felt stories about sons, husbands, grandfathers, cousins, neighbors and friends. Here's a selection of letters on this page. Cracking brother's code...
Before “American Gothic” and his other paintings, artist Grant Wood left his mark at the Veterans Memorial Building in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Wood, who grew up in Cedar Rapids, designed a 24-foot stained-glass window for the memorial, which was...
When she thinks of Fort Carroll, the abandoned 19th-century military installation in the Patapsco River, Beverly Eisenberg thinks of her grandfather — and of duckpin bowling balls. She visited the six-sided artificial island as a little girl, just...
Orlando Opinionators - Orlando SentinelWith Black History Month moving into full swing, photos of the same five black activists are plastered on the news, posters and flyers. The same line from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream speech” is repeated over and over...
Think that you have to go to Europe to find centuries-old fortresses and other historic sites? Think again. Right here in Florida there is plenty to intrigue history buffs. Here are five Florida historic sites arranged alphabetically by site name that...
The U.S. government is paying billions to war veterans and their families, including monthly payments to the children of Civil War veterans. More than $40 billion annually is being paid out to soldiers and survivors of the Civil War, the Spanish-...
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