November 09, 2012
With war plants shutting down and laying off workers and millions of veterans looking for jobs, would depression return? President Franklin Roosevelt called on Congress to provide educational assistance, unemployment insurance, and other benefits to veterans of World War II.
August 22, 2011
By energizing millions of supporters around the country, King aimed to do more than win a few court cases on specific issues; he aimed to awaken the American conscience. "The arc of the moral universe is long," King said, "but it bends toward justice." King would bend the arc with a revolutionary form of protest.
June 19, 2012
Anthony LaManna wrote about his time working at the Lincoln Memorial and how it changed the path of his life. "I had no more idea of studying law than the man on the moon, until I started working in the Lincoln Memorial."
April 15, 2012
Within a month First Lady Taft had driven the first presidential auto to the new Potomac Park "Speedway," which she promptly renamed Potomac Drive, returning in hours with a plan for a Potomac Park.
December 16, 2011
The Battle of the Bulge developed as the Germans encircled the town of Bastogne, Belgium. One of those Americans who remembered those cold, snowy days, and who also received a copy of the famous offer of surrender of Bastogne, was my father, Thomas R. O’Brian
May 01, 2012
Park Ranger Paul O'Brian reflects on the World War II Memorial and his family in the World War II era.