• Continue reading Black Army Veteran’s historical stand paves way for changes

    February 1, 2022

    Just under 70 years ago, an Army Veteran’s stand against racial injustice changed interstate transportation. Sarah Keys was a young, Black soldier serving at Fort Dix, New Jersey. She traveled on her way home to Washington, North Carolina, Aug. 1, 1952.

  • Continue reading WWII Veteran recalls V-E Day meaning 76 years later

    May 5, 2021

    Then-Army Air Forces pilot Warren Halstead flew missions daily out of Coulommiers, France, during World War II. On May 8, 1945, he was at his duty station, on break from dropping supplies and transporting wounded to hospitals in England. The news came in: the war in Europe was over. Seventy-six years later, the retired Air Force colonel still remembers the mixed emotions of Victory in Europe, or V-E, Day.

  • Continue reading #HonoringVets: Army Veteran Lori Piestewa

    November 29, 2020

    Lori Piestewa, a single mother of two, hoped to one day realize her goal of attaining a college degree. But in April 2003, she became the first Native American soldier and the first woman to die in the Iraq War. For this #NNAHM, we honor her service.