• On the centennial of Armistice Day, the US still doesn't have a national memorial for World War I - but that is about to change

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    On November 11, 1918, Germany signed the Armistice, bringing an end to World War I.
    Over 4 million Americans served during the Great War, but the US has yet to dedicate a national memorial to honor their sacrifices.
    Retired Col. Gerald York, grandson of legendary World War I hero Sgt. Alvin York, said a memorial is important for future generations of Americans.
    The memorial is funded only through donations.
    On the corner of 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., just across from White House grounds, famed World War I General John Pershing raises a pair of binoculars.
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  • These are 10 of the toughest and most important battles the US Marines ever fought

    These are 10 of the toughest and most important battles the US Marines ever fought

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Over the course of the 243-year history of the Corps, US Marines have waged war in countries around the world, building a reputation as an unstoppable force.
    On many occassions, the Marines have found themselves tasked with the seemingly impossible while surrounded, outnumbered and outgunned. Often the "first to fight," the Marines regularly suffered heavy casualties in the bloody battles they fought, but the Devil Dogs made sure those sacrifices cost their enemies dearly.
    These are ten of the toughest and most iconic battles the Marine Corps ever fought. Battle of Derna - "To the shores...
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  • The stories of 10 famous people who served in World War 1

    The stories of 10 famous people who served in World War 1

    7 days ago - By Business Insider

    World War I ended 100 years ago Sunday.
    Beginning in July 1914, the Great War lasted more than four years and killed an estimated 8.5 million soldiers and 13 million civilians.
    And of the more than 65 million troops that were mobilized during the war, a handful of them were very famous, especially during the time period.
    Here are 10 famous people who served during the Great War. 1. Ernest Hemingway
    Born in 1899, Ernest Hemingway was a leading American journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist.
    Turned away from the US military because of an eye defection, Hemingway joined the American...
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