2017 News Archive

December 01, 2017

SGT. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO is an upcoming computer-animated feature film based on the incredible true story of America’s most decorated dog. After being rescued off the streets by a young Soldier on the eve of American entry into World War I, Stubby is given a home, a family, and the chance to embark on the adventure that would define a century. With The War to End All Wars looming, a young Army “doughboy” Robert Conroy has his life forever changed when a little dog with a stubby tail wanders into training camp...

November 10, 2017

VIRGINIA BEACH - Veterans, families and community members gathered to remember the sacrifices of the past on Nov. 4 at Renaissance Academy. The early Veterans Day Tribute was hosted by the Virginia Beach History Museums, and sponsored in part by the Princess Anne County Training School-Union Kempsville High School Alumni Association. The event commemorated the service of African American World War veterans who fought for freedom from tyranny despite facing the tyranny of racial discrimination at home in America. Following a partial screening of the documentary, “For...

November 06, 2017

BEDFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) Every year on June 6th World War Two Veteran Ash Rothlein pays homage to homage, a statue at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford. An instrumental factor in its creation, Rothlein comes to place his French Legion Medal of Honor on the statue. On Monday he came to the memorial for a different reason. Ash Rothlein "We've been working a long long time to make something terrific happen." He presented a 200-thousand dollar check to the National D-Day Foundation to create a scholarship fund. Rothlein: "They're excited to follow the...

October 20, 2017

FORT PICKETT, Va. — For many Virginia National Guard units, 2017 marks their 100th anniversary. Units like the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division and the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Regiment both formed as the United States prepared to enter World War I in 1917. Fort Pickett and Camp Pendleton, the Virginia National Guard’s premier training installations, also celebrated their respective 75th and 100th birthdays this year.“The 100th anniversary of World War I, the 75th anniversary of World War II and the 50th anniversary of the ending of the Vietnam conflict, all those things...

October 03, 2017

Smithfield — The Isle of Wight County Museum, to commemorate the events of both world wars and their impact on Isle of Wight County, will honor local veterans and feature lectures, living historians, stories, document preservation and the Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission’s Profiles of Honor Tour, a mobile interactive museum. Throughout the day, visitors can meet a World War I Doughnut Girl, hear one of FDR’s Fireside Chats, visit the statewide traveling museum which will be parked just outside the museum or enjoy these lectures and events...

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