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World War I nurses at an American Red Cross hospital

Buried side by side at Suresnes American Cemetery just outside Paris, lie the Cromwell sisters, who traded in a life of prominence in New York City to be frontline nurses during World War I.

Early morning sun creates shadows for the rows of headstones at Cambridge American Cemetery, June 25, 2014. ABMC photo: Warrick Page

On this day in 1923, President Warren G. Harding signed legislation to establish the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Members of the 369th Harlem Hellfighters infantry division return home to New York from France in February of 1919. Photo via National Archives, originally captured by Western Newspapers Union
Remembering the all-Black 369th Infantry Regiment of the 93rd Division, aka the Harlem Hellfighters, as they fought segregation and the Germans in World War I.
Tech. Sgt. Frank W. Holland, buried in Luxembourg American Cemetery

Tech. Sgt. Frank W. Holland graduated from Wallinford High School and before joining the Army in 1942, was a carpenter. By July 1944, he reached Europe with the 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division.

Pvt. Reed A. Davis

Pvt. 1st Class Reed A. Davis was born in 1910 in Ohio. Formerly a Machine Operator in a steel mill, he was drafted in 1944, when his son Richard was 7-years-old.  

Remembering the Battle of the Bulge

While the “Christmas Truce” of 1914 has achieved legendary status in the history of World War I, there has been little coverage of similar events involving American troops.

A Rainbow Division Christmas

This week, many families around the United States will celebrate Christmas. It’s a holiday that for many, is associated with gathering loved ones close, family traditions and shared meals.

Gen. George S. Patton Jr., buried in Luxembourg American Cemetery

On this date in 1945, General George S. Patton, Jr. died in Germany of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.