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National Memorial Day Concert airs May 27 at 8pm on GPB

Sharing and Preserving Veterans' Stories

Heather Neal - Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 8:18am

Monday, May 28 is reserved to honor Memorial Day, established as a national holiday by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971. Formerly, it was called Decoration Day and was celebrated at different times by...

Veterans Day Content for the Classroom

Heather Neal - Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 7:04am

The holiday immediately following Halloween is, in fact, not Thanksgiving. Though it is appropriate that the two share a month, Veterans Day is the next holiday. For us, it is more than a much-appreciated day off. It...

Dec. 7, 1941: The USS Shaw explodes during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor Day

Heather Neal - Friday, December 7, 2012 - 4:40am

Today is Pearl Harbor Day, the anniversary of the Japanese attack on American soil in Hawaii. Incidents like this that happened in America’s relatively recent past can be difficult to explain and difficult to grasp the...

from the collection of Patrice Weaver

GPB's WWII Oral History Project

Patrice Weaver - Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 8:44am

Honoring the Warriors

Lt. Ben Hodges of Reynolds, GA

Living History

Chris Riker - Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 6:48am

A remarkable young man from Conyers took on a project to learn more about a WWII flyer who gave his life fighting the Nazis. Ben Smart has excelled in school and in Junior ROTC. Now, he says he has even greater...

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