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WWII Veterans Honored on D-Day in D.C. (photos)

Veterans of World War II were honored in a solemn ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the World War II Memorial...

The Sixth of June

Today is the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, Operation Overlord, the first day of the grand effort to take back France and Europe from the armies of Hitler’s Nazi Germany.
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Your Guide to Summer Military Band Concerts in the District

Many of our armed forces’ “elite” musical units are based in the D.C. metro area, where you can see a high-quality, family-oriented performance on virtually any day during the summer months.

Mayor Bowser Unveils Rosa Parks Plaque at Ceremony (photos)

On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, 42 year old Rosa Parks ignored a bus driver's demand to give up her seat in the...

Memorial Day Weekend: Honoring Those Who Served (photos)

Monday, May 27, marked Memorial Day, when all Americans paused to remember and honor the dedication and sacrifice of the men and women of the U.S. armed forces.

Rolling Thunder’s Last Ride in D.C. (photos)

The 32nd Rolling Thunder First Amendment Demonstration Run, a motorcycle rally in support of veterans that became a Memorial Day weekend tradition, took place on Sunday, May 26.

Memorial Day: A Time to Remember

MacArthur's "old soldiers" are fading away still, more and more every day, shrinking the number and memories of those who fought in World War II and subsequent actions. 

Honoring the Fallen at Police Week (photos)

The names of 371 law enforcement officers, including 158 who died in 2018, were formally dedicated during the 31st annual candlelight vigil on the National Mall, held on May 13.

Opening Day for Apple Store, History Center at Carnegie Library (photos)

The restoration project, which began in 2016, preserved the Beaux-Arts-style building's historic facades and restored some of its early 20th-century detailing.

Awesome Con Lives Up to Its Name (photos)

Smithsonian Magazine once again partnered with the event, a mecca for fans of comic books and science fiction and fantasy, in a series of lectures and panels called Future Con.