April 9, 1942, marks the beginning of the Bataan Death March, in which tens of thousands of American and Filipino soldiers were forced on a grueling 65-mile trek across the Philippine island of Luzon, following their surrender to the Japanese. … Continue reading
On January 27, 1973, representatives of North Vietnam, South Vietnam, the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam (which included the Viet Cong), and the United States signed the Paris Peace Accords, leading to the end of the United States’ active … Continue reading
In an effort to bring a little “home” into their holidays, soldiers fighting on foreign shores in 20th-century wars added traditional touches to their celebrations. Please enjoy a slideshow of Christmas and Hanukkah traditions from the front lines.
Santa visits orphans in England during World War II. Source: WWII US Air Force Photos There’s no place like home for the holidays. Celebrating at home with loved ones is part of any holiday tradition. Soldiers fighting on foreign shores … Continue reading
Footnote’s Virtual Vietnam Veterans Memorial – a near, full-size, digital reproduction – is a finalist for the We Media Game Changers Award. The project was first covered by CNN when it launched last spring. Since then it has been visited by thousands, many of … Continue reading
Over the past few weeks, response to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial project has been amazing. So many people have come to add their remembrances and pay tribute to family members and friends.Here are just a few examples of what has … Continue reading
We got things stabilized after the wave of traffic that followed last week’s press release about the Vietnam Wall project and things went well over the weekend. We even ordered some additional hardware to help us handle the amazing response, … Continue reading