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Nov. 11, 2017

Pence Says America Owes Vets a Debt, Promises Stronger Military

From the dawn of the Republic, the United States has depended upon its veterans, and it owes them a debt of honor that must be paid, Vice President Mike Pence said after laying a wreath during a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

Nov. 10, 2017

Veterans Day While Deployed

Legacy, honor, freedom, valor, and patriotism. These are some of the underlying tones speaking to us on what we know as Veterans Day.

Nov. 8, 2017

ESPN Visits USS Freedom for ‘A Salute to America’s Heroes’

ESPN’s show "First Take" was broadcast live from the flight deck of the littoral combat ship USS Freedom. More than 150 sailors, veterans, families and friends attended the live broadcast of "A Salute to America's Heroes," in celebration of Veterans Day.

Oct. 25, 2017

Medal of Honor Recipient Capt. Mike Rose Inducted Into Hall of Heroes

Retired Army Capt. Mike Rose attended a ceremony at the Pentagon, where his name was placed on a wall within the Hall of Heroes, alongside the names of all the other Medal of Honor recipients.

Oct. 17, 2017

Deputy Secretary Shanahan Hosts Vietnam War Commemoration

Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan welcomed the directors of “The Vietnam War” documentary to the Pentagon and spoke directly to Vietnam vets as the Defense Department continued its commemoration of the Vietnam War.

Sept. 15, 2017

Sacred Mission for DoD POW/MIA Agency: Leave No One Behind

Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan honored former prisoners of war and remembered 83,000 Americans still unaccounted for since World War II during a National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony at the Pentagon.

Aug. 1, 2017

Pentagon Enshrines Medal of Honor Soldier in Hall of Heroes

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Army leaders presided over a standing-room-only ceremony to induct Medal of Honor recipient James C. McCloughan into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon.

July 31, 2017

Former Army Medic Receives Medal of Honor for Vietnam War Heroism

President Donald J. Trump presented the Medal of Honor to former Army Spc. 5 James McCloughan, a combat medic who risked his life running through enemy fire in Vietnam to save wounded soldiers.

June 6, 2017

D-Day Veterans Describe 'Total Chaos' of Beach Landings

When the ramp to his World War II landing craft slammed down onto Utah Beach, Army Cpl. Herman Zeitchik jumped out and dashed across the sand as deadly rounds were shot out from fortified bunkers. Zeitchik is among the veterans who attended a ceremony marking the 73rd anniversary of D-Day.

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