Two sources familiar with the process confirmed to Newsweek that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has signed off on Army Sergeant 1st Class Alwyn C. Cashe receiving the Medal of Honor, and a third source aware of the proceedings said the White House was working to set a ceremony date.
"The sounds of fireworks—they can sound very similar to small arms fire, mortar rounds, just a plethora of explosives," said Iraq veteran Jeremy Harrell.
Florida, Texas and Mississippi have the worst levels of "civic engagement," while Montana, Vermont and Minnesota ranked as the highest.
The 93-year-old Korean War veteran died at his Pittsburgh home after storms in western Pennsylvania led to widespread power outages.
A woman in Denver was arrested for a DUI after doing significant damage to several headstones at Fort Logan National Cemetery on Memorial Day. Thousands were at the cemetery to honor their loved ones that day.
Restaurants like Red Lobster and Olive Garden will be open today, as will fast-food restaurants like KFC and Taco Bell.
Active-duty military members, veterans, and their families can enjoy special discounts on Memorial Day.
America's been honoring its fallen service members for more than 150 years, but the holiday wasn't originally called Memorial Day.
Veterans are one and a half times more likely to take their own lives than people who hadn't served in the military, according to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. The risk nearly doubles during the first year after veterans leave active duty, when many struggle to find employment.
Police said the suspected shooter is a former U.S. Marine who had a concealed weapons permit and a minimal criminal history.
On Wednesday, a federal grand jury in Texas returned an indictment charge on Michael Angelo Padron for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and to defraud the United States.
"We hope that veterans remember their oath to this day," John Raughter, deputy media director of the American Legion, told Newsweek. "At least one time they believed that this country was worth serving for and worth dying for. It's the same great country, they just need to remember that."
Veterans must be enrolled in the Veterans Affairs health care system to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Hendren cited political divisiveness, Trump's treatment of veterans, the Capitol riot and lies about election fraud as reasons for leaving the Republican Party.
Herbert Parrish, 82, and his wife, 79-year-old Lois, fought off Harold Runnels Jr., 61, who later died from his injuries.
In his final days in office, President Donald Trump made several speeches highlighting the achievements of his presidency.
"Secretary Wilkie must be held accountable," leaders from six major groups representing veterans wrote to President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
In a statement Saturday, House Speaker Pelosi criticized Robert Wilkie and called for his resignation, following the inspector general's report.
In a Friday statement, Disabled American Veterans said that Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie "breached the trust of those whom he is beholden to honor and serve."
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The Duke of Sussex revealed serving in Afghanistan "changed my life forever" as he compared his stint in the armed forces to the royal duty he was born into.
Prince Harry prepares for a light-hearted turn alongside Jon Stewart, Bruce Springsteen and Tiffany Haddish on the "Stand Up for Heroes" comedy night.
Prince Harry, Tiffany Haddish, Sheryl Crow, and many other comedians and musicians will join host Jon Stewart for the first virtual edition of the yearly benefit.
While both days honor the military, there are key differences in what members of the armed forces each day commemorates.
"Our veterans who fall on hard times and find themselves without a home deserve more than just handwringing or kind words. They deserve real help that gets them back on their feet."-Michelle Obama
We've transferred the weight of glory from the missions themselves to those who wear the uniform. We ache for heroes, especially in a time when our society is falling apart.