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    Remembering Pearl Harbor

    On the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the public is urged to display an American flag in remembrance.


    Wall of Sorrow

    As the monument nears its 25th anniversary, the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a tribute in granite that stirs pride, inspiration, and never-ending sadness.


    A voice for women military vets

    The wars on terrorism have given women a higher profile in the military and on the battlefield. Six years ago, based on her own Army experiences, Cathy Santos started the National Alliance of Women Veterans to highlight important issues and protect their interests.


    Good to be home

    When a veteran dies at the Delaware Valley Veterans Home on Southampton Road, the death is marked with a military ceremony — and dignity. 


    Cost of Freedom

    Two Northeast soldiers went to Afghanistan on the same mission. Severely wounded, they’re now tackling the same challenges.


    Feeling write

    As soldiers return home from war, they’re often conflicted and scarred by the overwhelming experience. The program Warrior Writers coaxes them to use pen and paper to express what they’re thinking.


    Indelible Memories

    With the help of a teenage friend, a Holocaust survivor finds there are enough recollections of a difficult life to fill a book.


    Honoring a fallen friend

    Johnny Kihm’s buddies from Presentation BVM Elementary School were devastated when he died in Afghanistan and wanted to honor him in some way.


    Fitting memorial

    For nine decades, the grave of a World War I soldier from Tacony lacked an important finishing touch. Pfc. Oxley has been properly saluted.