March 4, 2019

These women were denied veteran status for decades. Congress can’t overlook them again.

Elizabeth Cobbs, a history professor at Texas A&M and a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, is the author of “The Hello Girls.” Women were …
February 26, 2019

Not Every Woman Who Served With the U.S. Military During World War I Got the Same Treatment. Here’s Why

The First World War is often described as the first “modern” war. The term generally refers to mechanized warfare in the form of tanks and airplanes; […]
February 15, 2019

The Harlem Hellfighters show that diversity is America’s advantage in both war and peace

A century ago, on Feb. 17, 1919, the U.S. Army’s 369th Infantry Regiment, nearly 3,000 African American soldiers and known as the Harlem Hellfighters, returned from […]
February 1, 2019

They Shall Not Grow Old Review: Peter Jackson’s Astonishing, Emotional Look at WWI

After a few of those weird one-off Fathom Events screenings that you never hear about in time, Peter Jackson’s World War I documentary They Shall Not […]
December 20, 2018

World War I in Color: Incredible Photos Bring Conflict to Life

A new book, “They Fought in Colour,” wants to help modern audiences feel a deeper sense of connection with the soldiers.
December 15, 2018

Review: Peter Jackson’s documentary “They Shall Not Grow Old” brings WWI footage to life

“They Shall Not Grow Old” is a tribute paid by the present to the past, and what a gorgeous gift it turns out to be. The […]
November 23, 2018

“We Became Warriors Again”: Why World War I Was a Surprisingly Pivotal Moment for American Indian History

When Congress in 2008 declared the Friday after Thanksgiving to be Native American Heritage Day, the resolution made only passing mention of why that timing made […]
November 9, 2018

Astoria’s Doughboy Monument nears completion

The city of Astoria had hoped to finish the restoration of Uniontown’s Doughboy Monument a year ago, long before Sunday’s 100th anniversary of the end of […]
October 31, 2018

Veterans Day: History of a symbol

In this photo taken on Nov. 12, 2013, a red poppy on a wooden remembrance cross lays above a bronze plaque which contains the poem In […]