Flag Day

2017-06-09T19:09:38+00:00

It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the U.S. Army Birthdays on this date; Congress adopted "the American continental army" after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole [...]

Veteran’s Day

2017-06-09T19:12:05+00:00

Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War [...]

Honoring our Korean War veterans

2017-06-17T09:23:55+00:00

The Korean War started 67 years ago today. It's known by many as the forgotten war, but we will never forget. On this day, we remember and honor all of our veterans who served during the Korean War.

June 25, 1950: Korean War begins

2017-06-17T20:46:53+00:00

At dawn on Sunday, June 25, North Korean troops begin a full-scale invasion along large portions of the 38th parallel. The attack begins with heavy artillery fire followed by waves of Soviet-built T-34 tanks and an overpowering assault by the North's well-trained infantry. Outnumbered and ill-prepared, South Korean troops are no match and are [...]

Milton Diller: A photographer’s eye

2017-06-16T22:36:52+00:00

As a photo interpretation specialist during the Korean War, Airman Second Class Milton (Milt) Diller never left U.S. soil, but without his service, there’s no telling how many lives might have been lost nearly 6,000 miles away.

Seymour Gottlieb: A knock on the door

2017-06-16T07:11:51+00:00

U.S. Public Health Service  Korean War   Glencoe, IL   Flight date: 06/07/17 By Jack Walsh, Honor Flight Chicago Veteran Interview Volunteer Seymour Gottlieb decided when he was very young that he had a lot to contribute, and has lived his life in giving all [...]

Frank O’Brien: Nine months of service

2017-06-16T07:14:36+00:00

Frank O'Brien served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He shares his story of spending nine months overseas, including some of the frightening sights he saw.

Saying ‘thank you’ 7,000 times

2017-06-15T16:43:17+00:00

Honor Flight Chicago, the largest hub within the Honor Flight Network, surpassed recognizing 7,000 veterans while flying the organization's 78th flight.