On Veterans Day, the Defense Department salutes those who have served and sacrificed for America’s freedom.
Army veteran Daniel W. Crowley was awarded a Prisoner of War medal and an Army Combat Infantryman Badge and he was also promoted to sergeant for his heroic, wartime efforts.
U.S. military veterans represent the best of the nation and ''the very spine of America,'' President Joe Biden said during a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
Although there were unknown soldiers who died on battlefields throughout U.S. history, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier had its genesis in World War I.
Three and a half years after hearing the ''Day of Infamy'' speech, which prompted him to enlist, Army veteran Lincoln ''Linc'' Harner, now 95, ended his wartime service with the liberation of Pilsen, Czechoslovakia.
The ''Rosie the Riveters'' of World War II are an inspiration to all generations for their courage and commitment and for blazing the trail that changed the way women were viewed in the workforce, one airman recalled.
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