While visiting the Normandy American Cemetery, D-Day veterans from Rhode Island are approached by French students. The French have been taught from a very early age about what these American men did for them, liberating their country on June 6, 1944. These elderly men are heroes to these teenagers and school children.

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Holocaust survivor Israel Arbeiter returns to Auschwitz with the World War II Foundation as part of the filming in Poland and Germany for our film “A Promise to my Father”.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Actors from one of televison’s most popular series ever, Band of Brothers, will gather one final time in Normandy, France in 2015 to recognize the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The event in 2014, marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day, was a great success, so the actors have […]

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Don McCarthy landed on D-Day as part of the 29th Infantry Division’s assault on the western end of Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. Don witnessed the carnage of June 6, 1944. This is a small interview segment with him as narrated by Hollywood icon Dan Aykroyd. This section about D-Day initially appeared in our […]

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The World War II Foundation and Tim Gray Media is now in the post-production phase of ‘Omaha Beach: Honor and Sacrifice’. The documentary will be narrated by Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Broadcaster Tim McCarver. On D-Day, June 6, 1944, the green 29th Infantry Division faced some of the most brutal fighting on Omaha […]

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JEFFERSON TIMES — Vernon Carter still remembers seeing the smiling face of a Japanese pilot as the attack on Pearl Harbor unfolded the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. Carter, who was stationed at Hickam Field in Hawaii with the U.S. 7th Army Air Corps, awoke at 8 a.m. that day to a war zone outside […]

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USA TODAY-The last time Ernie Corvese set foot on Omaha Beach, he spent 12 hours pinned down by German artillery. Much of that time he spent face-down and motionless, hoping he wouldn’t attract a sniper. Today, as Corvese prepares to return to Normandy for the first time since he arrived on D-Day with his Naval […]

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As chief historian at Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu, Hawaii Daniel Martinez oversees the interpretation of the attack by the Japanese that ignited United States involvement in World War II. As such, the Los Angeles native often has an opportunity to uncover layers of lost history and personal testimony that complete the […]

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