WWII

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Blue Angels: Celebrating 75 years of precision flying

The Blue Angels' displays of precision flying have dazzled millions worldwide. Learn more about the U.S. Navy flight squad celebrating 75 years.
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U.S. Holocaust Museum teaches the warning signs of genocide

The Washington-based museum wants people to know that the Holocaust wasn't inevitable — and that we all have a role in preventing atrocities.
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Commemorating the United Nations Declaration

Learn how a document signed by Allied nations during World War II helped pave the way for victory — and for today's United Nations.
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Unbreakable: Remembering the Navajo Code Talkers

November is National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. Learn about the Navajo Code Talkers, whose secret code helped end World War II.
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On V-J Day: Memories from veterans who were there

In remembrance of Victory over Japan Day, which effectively ended World War II, read reflections from three American veterans who served in that war.
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Marking the anniversary of Victory in Europe Day [video]

The 75th anniversary of V-E Day recalls the Allies of World War II uniting to achieve victory. Uniting against today's threats is every bit as vital.
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How Americans observed V-E Day during World War II

When the Allied nations of World War II achieved victory in Europe, celebrations erupted across the globe. Learn how various U.S. cities marked the event.
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America sent gear to the USSR to help win World War...

The Lend-Lease program played a big role in World War II. Learn how this U.S. program boosted a key ally, the Soviet Union, in the fight against Hitler.
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The Holocaust memorialized throughout the world

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27. See some of the memorials around the world that honor victims of the Holocaust in different ways.