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2014-03-13 23:02:24

USS Missouri Memorial Association celebrates 20th Anniversary with special Mahalo admission rates for Hawaii residents and military members, March 15-31. Pearl Harbor, HI (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 This Sunday, March 16, the USS Missouri Memorial Association, the nonprofit organization responsible for bringing the retired USS Missouri to Pearl Harbor and establishing the Battleship Missouri Memorial, celebrates its 20th anniversary. In honor of the Association’s anniversary, the Battleship...

2014-03-11 16:20:13

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by The OSS Society: The White House recently announced that it will present the Medal of Honor on March 18, 2014, to 24 Army veterans from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, whose Distinguished Service Crosses are being upgraded to Medals to Honor to rectify past discrimination. We believe Office of Strategic Services (OSS) veteran Fred Mayer should have been included among these...

2014-02-21 23:26:06

The Marshall Plan Speech exhibit incorporates the audio recording of Marshall’s address at Harvard Univ. in June 1947 along with the actual reading copy of his remarks and many powerful photos of the post-World War II Europe that express the devastation and suffering of millions of people. Lexington, VA (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall’s address that launched the promise of economic assistance to Europe following World War II has become a featured...

2013-12-31 08:22:31

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian Comedy award winning actress Lindsay Ames will appear in the Funny or Die sketch comedy videos "Karaoke Adventure" and "I am Lisa Simpson" featuring Yeardley Smith, the Emmy winning actress who voices Lisa Simpson on "The Simpsons." The videos are slated to release in January 2014 on www.funnyordie.com From director Andrew Bush ("Roller Town"), "Karaoke Adventure" answers the question of what happens when a night of karaoke goes...

2013-12-07 12:20:06

OTTAWA, Dec. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Pierre Lemieux, Member of Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, today joined Veterans and family members to pay tribute to the more than 1,900 brave Canadians who participated in the Battle of Hong Kong, during a commemorative ceremony at the "C" Force Memorial Wall in Ottawa. "Those who fought in the Battle of Hong Kong were among the first Canadians to see action during...

2013-08-15 00:20:37

BEIJING, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ:KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC and operator of the Wargaming War Saga game, "World of Warplanes", announced today the launch of the "Flying Tigers Salvage Project" in Dian Lake of Yunnan, China, to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the Sino-Japanese War victory as well as the history of alliance between the U.S. and China. This undertaking received the...

2013-06-24 12:21:01

D-Day June 6th 1944 LONDON, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Normandy Invasion that occurred on the stunning beaches of northern France was the largest ever amphibious invasion. Their glorious yellow sands are far more peaceful than they were on June 6th 1944. The marks of that day and subsequent operations are still evident all over Normandy if you know where to look. Using our vast experience at D-Day Battletours we can take you to the places and sites of the Normandy...

2013-06-13 16:21:20

ROYAL OAK, Mich., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ask any American history professor, victory in World War II would not have been possible without the dedication of women on the home front who answered the call of duty at thousands of factories that supplied armaments to fighting forces overseas. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130613/DE31949 ) Members of the AMERICAN ROSIE THE RIVETER ASSOCIATION and Michigan WWII veterans are joining forces once again this weekend at the...

2013-04-07 12:20:10

First LIVE Streaming of The International March of the Living in 25 Years NEW YORK, April 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International March of the Living, an annual program to be held on Monday, April 8, 2013, brings 10,000+ high school students from around the world for a week of intensive education and touring in Poland to study the history of the Holocaust and examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hate. Its aim is to impart the lessons of the Holocaust, celebrate the...

2013-03-25 16:24:23

- Five All-New Episodes Premiere Thursdays at 10 PM E/P, Beginning May 30 - SILVER SPRING, Md., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than 40 years, Tom Brokaw has held a front-row seat to history while traveling the world to capture pivotal events in his NBC News documentaries. Now, in the Military Channel's THE BROKAW FILES, the legendary news anchor and best-selling author revisits the most iconic moments from these award-winning broadcasts, like Ronald Reagan during his final...