WWII

People standing next to U.S. flag and flowers on beach (© David Vincent/AP Images)

D-Day anniversary prompts reflection

Remembering D-Day, a pivotal Allied victory during World War II, links the struggles against tyranny in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Little boy wearing Marine uniform standing amid headstones looking down at grave (© Carolyn Kaster/AP Images)

How Arlington became a final resting place for veterans

America honors fallen U.S. soldiers on Memorial Day. Learn more about Arlington National Cemetery, where thousands of them were laid to rest.
Jubilant crowd waving U.S. and British flags in street (© AP Images)

Commemorating 1945 Victory in Europe Day during 2022 wartime

In World War II, ethnic Ukrainian soldiers fought in the Red Army alongside Russian soldiers. See how Vladimir Putin distorts history.
Three children in old photograph (Courtesy of Ambassador Michèle Taylor)

U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor, descendant of Holocaust survivors

Ambassador Michèle Taylor, U.S. permanent representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council, shares her family's history during the Holocaust.
Graphic with two photos of women holding children (State Dept./M. Gregory)

Russia’s bombardment of Ukraine reminiscent of Nazi Germany during WWII

Learn how Russia's bombing of Ukrainian cities is eerily similar to Nazi Germany's invasion of Leningrad during World War II.
Woman sitting on front stoop holding a framed picture (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Descendants of Holocaust survivors make an impact at State Department

January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Hear from some descendants of Holocaust survivors who are State Department employees.
Old man in striped cap wiping his tears (© Natalia Fedosenko/TASS/Getty Images)

Holocaust denial and distortion must stop

What's the difference between Holocaust denial and Holocaust distortion? Two experts explain these issues — and the need to combat them both.
Photo of Josephine Baker in military uniform, saluting, projected on building with red, white and blue lights (© Antoine Gyori/Corbis/Getty Images)

Life of legend Josephine Baker honored in Paris

Legendary dancer, singer, actress and civil rights activist Josephine Baker was honored at Paris' Panthéon on November 30. Learn more.
Soldiers standing in line with their belongings, including guitar, on tarmac near airplane (© AP Images)

Music keeps U.S. troops in formation, boosts morale

U.S. troops stay in step on marches by singing cadence calls about military life. Learn more about them and other military music traditions.