Veteran Honored 70 Years After Saying 'No Thanks' To Purple Heart
An 89-year-old U.S. World War Two veteran who was wounded when his plane crashed in occupied France in 1944 is due to be honored on Saturday with a medal he declined 70 years ago.
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Fri Mar 07, 2014
Here's where you'll queue to visit the Washington Monument
A rendering of the planned Washington Monument screening facility, a opaque glass cube that will fit 20-25 visitors at a time.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Interior Dept: That shutdown cost our national parks $414 million, you guys
As you might remember, the Obama administration did just about everything it could think of to make the government shutdown last fall as visible, inconvenient, and outrageous as was humanly possible, including all kinds of Washington-Monument strategizing with our nation's national parks both large and small.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Post and Courier
Walloped again: Another storm hits much of United States
Winter kept its icy hold on much of the country Monday, with snow falling and temperatures dropping as schools and offices closed and people from the South and Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast reluctantly waited out another storm indoors.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Wide range of wintry conditions affects half of US
Tourists flocked to the monuments in the nation's capital Sunday to enjoy spring-like 50 degree temperatures after a winter of one blast of snow and sub-zero temperatures after another.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Meet the British Company That Wants to Change the White House's Address
It also wants a new address for the Capitol, the Washington Monument, the Statue of Liberty, and absolutely every other place.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Black history museum taking shape in Washington
Not far from the Washington Monument, Lonnie Bunch is standing on a deck outside a trailer, looking down on what for two years has been a construction pit on the National Mall.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Major Repairs Executed on D.C. Landmarks
The first portion of a five-part restoration project at Union Station has been finished, according to Union Station officials.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Flags This Week Fly At Full Staff For Our Troops - Week 8 Honor Post
The sun rises behind the Iwo Jima Memorial with the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol in the background.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
The Huffington Post
George W. Bush Speaks Out On New Veterans Initiative
The George W. Bush Institute and Syracuse University are undertaking a study on issues affecting veterans who have served since Sept.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Today in History for Feb. 21, 2014
Today is Friday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2014. There are 313 days left in the year.
Washington Monument construction continues
"The scaffolding that you're seeing is there for the re-pointing that we are doing on the lower 20 feet of the monument," says Brian Hall with National Mall and Memorial Parks at the National Park Service.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Presidents' Day is a day to honor all of America's Chief Executives
Viewed today as a time of patriotic celebration and remembrance, "Presidents' Day" began in 1800.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
National Parks Traveler
Don't Be Surprised To Hear National Park Visitation Dropped Last Year
Damage to the Washington Monument from a 2011 earthquake kept the unit closed to the public throughout 2013, something that impacted overall visitation to the National Park System.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
...and the Carolinas just had an Earthquake
We're not used to this and I am posting this up swiftly but multiple reports from locations 200 miles apart of a mild tremor in the Carolinas.
Small drones hit US regulatory turbulence
Hovering like mechanical sparrows over a windswept Maryland field on a bright Saturday afternoon, small drones seem harmless -- but they are at the center of an ardent dogfight over US regulations.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
NEWDeadly ice storm brings chaos in land of the brrr-ave
Frozen: Maria Valero walks near the Washington Monument and reflecting pool after 30cm of snow fell in the US capital A 'catastrophic' ice storm that hit the milder southern states of America has left 13 people dead and thousands of households without power.
Tampa Bay Newspapers
East Lake marching band invited to D.C.
East Lake High School senior Kelli Yeazell had been promised a trip since her freshman year of high school.
Great Falls Tribune
National Mall offers hike unlike any other
I went hiking in a national park last week, and it was unlike any national park I've visited before.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
New museums to tell story of liberty, justice for 'all'
Work is under way on two museums that their creators believe will help the public see that the African-American experience is an integral element of the American experience.