On October 27, 1918, German fire ignited an ammunition dump near Verdun. While exploding shells were seriously wounding his comrades, Private Hyman Silverman jumped into action. He began removing the ammunition even as more exploded around him. Silverman was hit multiple times by grenade explosions.
Stretch your legs and your mind during the 34th Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk (June 3rd and 4th). Five diverse museums will open their doors free… Read More »Sunday, June 4th – 34th Annual Dupont-Kalorama Museums Consortium Walk Weekend
The National Museum of American Jewish Military History presently lists 56 identified Jewish service people who have given their lives in defense of our country… Read More »May 26th – Annual National Memorial Day Shabbat
The U.S. entered WWI on April 6, 1917. That night was Erev Pesach. If there were any Passover observances in the tiny American military that day,… Read More »American Passovers in Europe in the First World War
A few photos for March 29th, National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Thank you for your service to all Vietnam vets.
Corporal Herbert Blum sent this Purim card (issued by the Jewish Welfare Board) home to his parents in Jersey City. Blum worked for the Army… Read More »CPL Herbert Blum: Hitler as the Modern Haman
Frank Lavin, author of Home Front to Battlefront will join us to discuss the World War II experiences of Carl Lavin. Carl Lavin was a… Read More »April 2nd, 1:00 pm – Frank Lavin – Home Front to Battlefront
Join us at 10:45 am at the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport for a preview screening of the in-progress documentary True Honor. True Honor presents… Read More »February 18th, 10:45am – True Honor Film Preview