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Donald Trump Uses 1943 Photo To Commemorate 1944 D-Day Invasion

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics

Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to commemorate those who gave their lives in the Allied invasion of continental Europe,...

D-Day Thoughts on Strength Versus Weakness

William Astore | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
William Astore

On this 72nd anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion at Normandy in France during World War II, it's high time we thought about what is truly weakness versus strength in U.S. foreign policy.

An Interview with World Renowned Oceanographer - Walter Munk

Max Guinn | Posted 04.26.2016 | Science
Max Guinn

January 31, 2016. Max Guinn and Walter Munk, at Munk's home in La Jolla, California. Credit: S. Guinn Ask my generation--I am 15--to identify its her...

The Boys of Summer

Pia de Jong | Posted 06.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Pia de Jong

--- Illustration by Eliane Gerrits Memorial Day always ends with a barbecue. The aromas of burning hamburgers cover the land like a smoky blanket. ...

Solving a Family Mystery 68 Years After a Death on D-Day

Virgie Townsend | Posted 05.22.2016 | Impact
Virgie Townsend

Our family's love for Joe continues. His story is woven into our story, and it was even before we knew his name.

John Whitehead: A Life of Integrity, Service and Kindness

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

One of America's great heroes and advocates for at-risk youth died a few weeks ago, on a Saturday afternoon in New York City. John C. Whitehead had lived a full life, passing away at 92 years old.

Is 96 the New 22? Seven Secrets of Vitality From Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Millions across the globe have been inspired by 96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch -- World War II French Resistance fighter, model, actress, film producer, wine connoisseur, competitive ballroom dancer and yoga master.

Our Own Private Normandy

Glenn Rockowitz | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
Glenn Rockowitz

The sky overhead is sinking rapidly, the clouds now an oil-stained pillow with strict orders to suffocate my entire platoon.

An American Pilgrimage: The Normandy Beaches

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Rarely, can a traveler today still touch history on such a personal level. Walking the beaches, seeing the towns and even touching the infamous impenetrable hedgerows takes you back 70 years.

Yellowing Journalism

Tim Arnold | Posted 12.24.2014 | Media
Tim Arnold

It is both fascinating and disturbing to gain a peek back in time, with the grand benefit of history and hindsight, and the wonder of it all. Unfortunately -- unforgivably -- and despite great strides across the land and around the world, anti-Semitism continues to rear its ugly head to this day.

The French American: A True Story

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.14.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

It is a story of idyllic young love in Nazi-occupied France, suddenly and heartbreakingly cut short -- but never abandoned or forgotten. It is a story of bravery and patriotism.

This 90-Year-Old Vet Is Running Across The Country In Honor Of The 'Ship That Won' WWII

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact

Forrest Gump's got nothing on Ernie Andrus. The 90-year-old WWII veteran is the oldest person in the U.S. to run across America, according to CBS N...

The Sunday Series, (Saving the World), With Mark Brodinsky

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Mark Brodinsky

During this time of year as we celebrate our independence, the story from one man who fought to defend our freedom from perhaps the greatest threat the world has ever known.

Legion of Honor Bestowed On D-Day Veteran

Kevin O'Donnell | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Kevin O'Donnell

This particular production of Henry V is distinguished by the clarity of the Shakespearean language, solid acting, spectacular costumes and a production that seems to inhabit the Globe Theater on Navy Pier in Chicago.

Obama's D-Day Misfire Mirrors Other Problems

William Bradley | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

What we got from Obama was a tunnel visioned view of history, even with regard to the historical event itself. And he completely missed the reality that events do not occur in isolation from one another.

Looking Back on the 70th D-Day Anniversary

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.08.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

The 70th anniversary of D-Day is now history -- and what a history! But the deeds of its heroes, the images of the celebration and our reflections on that historic day linger on.

The Greatest Generation and the Stunted Generation

Robert Kuttner | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Our society is at least four times as rich as it was when my dad came home from the war. Far too much of that national wealth is going to the wrong people -- bankers and speculators who not only don't earn their wealth but who caused a great recession for everyone else. My dad didn't go to college; he was the first member of his family to own a house thanks to the GI bill (no housing scandals of that era -- these were direct government loans), and he was part of a rising, hard-working middle class. My kids and grandkids didn't suffer the Great Depression, nor did they have to slog across Normandy or serve time in a German POW camp. But they face a stunted future. My father's generation did not make their sacrifices only so that their great-grandchildren would be the stunted generation.

Burning Barricades, A Tiananmen Vigil And D-Day On Normandy's Beaches: Week In Photos

Posted 06.07.2014 | World

Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world. Ranging from the serious to the silly, these photos off...

Friday Talking Points -- An Alternate Reality to Consider

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The talking points flying around this week have all been on a single subject -- the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the only American soldier captured in the war in Afghanistan.

The Neglected Story Of African Americans On D-Day

France 24 | Joseph Bamat | Posted 06.06.2014 | Black Voices

Official histories of D-Day have long excluded the contributions made by African Americans. Literature professor Alice Mills waded into the past to un...

PHOTOS: This D-Day, We Remember The Brave Chaplains Of WWII

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.27.2014 | Religion

It's been seventy years since the boats invaded the beach at Normandy to fight one of the bloodiest battles the world has ever seen. However, not ever...

Teen To Trek 70 Miles For 70th D-Day Anniversary For 'Sacrifice' Of Each Soldier

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact

After the bands have finished playing, the veterans have returned home and the world leaders have concluded their speeches, Liam Tarburn will continue...

'Missing' Veteran Ran Away From Nursing Home To Attend D-Day Ceremony

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.07.2014 | World

An 89-year-old World War II veteran reported missing Thursday evening actually fled his nursing home in England to attend the 70th anniversary of D-Da...

The Week to Week News Quiz for 6/6/14

John Zipperer | Posted 08.06.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

While Europe pauses to remember the turning moment of World War II, see how much you know about the significant events of the past week in our latest Week to Week news quiz.

A D-Day Story 60 Years Later

Geoffrey Gevalt | Posted 08.06.2014 | Fifty
Geoffrey Gevalt

This picture appeared in the newspaper where I worked on June 5, 1994, a day shy of the 50th anniversary of D-Day. I was stunned. The man on the far right was my father, and I recognized him immediately. I fell into a chair in a heap. He'd died seven years previously, and I missed him. And on that moment, I missed that he'd never told me the story of that day.