In Honor of Our Veterans


(second from the right) Marine Sgt. Alexander Munoz, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, lines up with the 5th Marines, as the platoon sergeant gives them orders to clear a building in the second push during Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004 (Courtesy Photo)

A platoon sergeant orders Marines to clear a building in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004. 


These airmen are all smiles after returning from Europe in 1945. (NATIONAL ARCHIVES) 

Parris Island recruits continue to train on Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

Marine Corps recruits prepare for a martial arts training session. 


Newly freed prisoners of war celebrate as their C-141A aircraft lifts off from Hanoi, North Vietnam, on Feb. 12, 1973. 

Bernice Haydu, a Women's Airforce Service Pilot, or WASP, during World War II, stands next to an AT-6  Texan at Page Field near Fort Myer in Florida, Feb. 20. The WASPs flew the AT-6s during their phases of training at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas. (Department of Defense photo by Navy MC2 Glenn Slaughter)

Bernice Haydu, a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II, stands next to an AT-6 Texan. 

ATOH legacy flight

World War II-era P-51 Mustangs fly in formation. 


Army Major Zach Rolf poses for a photograph with his father and Vietnam War veteran, Lynn Rolf.


Marines and sailors serving in Iraq hold up Thanksgiving Day cards made by a kindergarten class from Island Creek Elementary School in Alexandria, Va., in 2007.

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class William Holland drives an inflatable boat in the Caribbean Sea as part of relief efforts following Hurricane Matthew last month.

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 71st Anniversary

Edgar Harrison and Delton Walling, Pearl Harbor survivors, applaud during a Dec. 7, 2012, remembrance ceremony at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu.

SD attends start of the Rolling Thunder demonstration ride

Rolling Thunder participants gather on May 29, 2016. The annual ride brings together veterans and others seeking to pay respects to those who have served.

Interior shot of the cockpit area of Commemorative Air Force World War II B-29 Bomber aircraft “Fifi” at the Manassas Regional Airport during “Arsenal of Democracy” media day on May 7th, 2015.  B-24, B-17, and B-29 aircraft from World War II participating in the Washington D.C. flyover to celebrate the 70th anniversary of V.E. day, flyover operate from the Manassas Airport. The press were invited to photograph the practice activities and interview American WWII heroes.  (Department of Defense Photo by Marvin Lynchard)

A look through the cockpit of a World War II B-29 bomber sitting on display. 


Captain Louis Zamperini (left) makes a broadcast to the United States after spending 28 months in a Japanese prison camp. (NATIONAL ARCHIVES)

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