News & Events


Historic Memorial Needs Attention (Katy Trail Weekly)

Secure funding for World War II Memorial repairs
(Stars & Stripes)

Remembering D-Day 77 years later (Connecting Vets)

Honors, tributes to fallen on Memorial Day at World War II Memorial (FOX 5 DC)

Florida’s Senators Back Greatest Generation Memorial Act (Florida Daily)

Bipartisan Rounds bill funds repairs at WWII memorial (Ripon Advance)

Bipartisan legislation introduced to repair National WWII Memorial (Connecting Vets)

H.R.1057 – National World War II Memorial Commemorative Coin Act (U.S. Coin News)

World War II veteran gets missing mess kit cup back more than 7 decades later (Connecting Vets)

Navy Issues Posthumous Navy Cross to USS Indianapolis Chaplain (USNI)

More Americans Have Died From Coronavirus Than in Combat During WWII (Newsweek)

Our greatest generation succeeded despite setbacks. Let’s hope our kids can do the same. (Colorado Sun)

The forgotten soldiers behind Netflix’s ‘The Liberator’ (Task and Purpose)

‘The Liberator’ tells the WWII story of Felix Sparks, an American and Colorado hero (Colorado Gazette)

The Friends of the National World War II Memorial held a wreath laying ceremony in remembrance of Veterans Day (C-SPAN)

WWII Memorial commemorating Veterans Day with virtual wreath presentation, ceremony, music (ABC 7 WJLA)

Washington Salute to Host Connecting Generations Virtual Discussion Featuring Tuskegee Airman, Jason Wright, And Doug Williams (Washington Football Team)

National World War II Memorial to be complete with addition of FDR’s D-Day prayer plaque (Connecting Vets)

FDR’s moving fireside D-Day prayer to be added to World War II Memorial (The Washington Post)

Op-Ed: Helping to Honor and Preserve the National Memory of World War II (The Morning Consult)

Meet the last survivor of a legendary World War II sub (San Diego Union Tribune)

Friends of the National World War II Memorial to mark 75th anniversary of V-J Day (ConnectingVets)

Weber should support minting of WWII memorial coins (The Galveston County Daily News)

Column: WWII memorial can educate, inspire every American (The Columbus Dispatch)

CoinWeek Podcast #136: Coins to Conserve a Monument (CoinWeek)

Bill would create commemorative coin in support of National WWII Memorial (Military Times)

Paying tribute to the heroes of D-Day 76 years later (Connecting Vets)

The triumph and tragedy of D-Day, in black and white (Washington Post)

Graffiti removed from World War II Memorial in wake of national protests (Connecting Vets)

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6th Annual Teachers Conference
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V-J Day at the World War II Memorial

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