Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri Photograph courtesy of Cookiecaper, through Wikimedia.org
Kansas City, Missouri Liberty memorial was designated the National World War One Museum of the United States. Read the story of the building of this memorial to honor those who sacrificed their lives during World War I and a remembrance of those who survived.
The Discover our Shared Heritage series highlights
many properties that reflect the impact veterans have made in American history.
World War II in the San Francisco Bay Area
World War II dominated the social, economic and political landscapes of the mid-20th century, setting in motion momentous events that still shape the world we live in today. The communities that ring the San Francisco Bay were irrevocably altered by that wartime era and still bear its visible marks in the remains of military bases and coastal defense fortifications, ships and shipbuilding facilities, worker housing and day-care facilities. This travel itinerary highlights 31 historic places that reflect the San Francisco Bay Area's role in the "Arsenal of Democracy."
New York During the American Revolution, the small town of Kingston, New
York, twice appeared as a key location in numerous historical accounts; once as
the meeting point for New York politicians,
and once as the focal point of British retaliation.
The Minute Man National Historical Park, located in Concord, MA,
commemorates the day when British regulars clashed with colonial militia and minute men on April 19, 1775. The fighting that began that day soon grew into a war for independence that lasted more than eight years.
Many years later, Ralph Waldo Emerson used the phrase "the shot heard round the world" to describe the significance of this event.
Air Force Museum The oldest and largest military aviation museum in the
world, the Air Force Museum presents the exciting story of aviation development
from the days of the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk to the Space Age.
Paralyzed Veterans of America This congressionally chartered organization
founded in 1946 has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving
the special needs of their members.
American Veterans Formed in 1920 and chartered by Congress in 1932, the
million-member DAV is the official voice of America's service-connected disabled
veterans--representing all of 2.1 million disabled America veterans, their families
Indian Participation in the US Military American Indians have participated
with distinction in United States military actions for more than 200 years. The
Navy highlights their involvement online in: 20th Century Warriors: Native
American Participation in the United States Military.
Woman Professional organization for women in the military service and