World War II

Leonard Stern was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in the Battle of the Bulge. (Credit: CBS2)

LI WWII Veteran Awarded Purple Heart Decades After Fierce Battle With Germans

A World War II veteran finally has the Purple Heart that he earned in a fierce and legendary battle against the Germans.

12/01/2014

World War I memorial wreath in Woodhaven, Queens (credit: CBS2)

Video Captures Vandalism Of World War II Memorial In Queens

A wreath adorned with small American flags are placed against the monument every Memorial Day — and usually stay put for the year without having to be secured.

11/20/2014

Communities around the New York area paused to thank veterans on Tuesday. (Credit: CBS2)

Local Communities Pause To Thank Veterans With Parades And Ceremonies

America celebrates the day with pomp and circumstance, and the playing of Taps. In Bloomfield people of all ages gathered to honor every veteran from every war or conflict, living or dead.

11/11/2014

Students from Garden City spent the day with World War II veterans. (Credit: CBS2)

Elementary School Children Take Part In ‘Mail Call’ With Veterans During

An old tradition met a new generation on Long Island on Friday when a group of young school children met their pen pals.

11/07/2014

Lenny and Rose Brotzky were honored for their service in WWII. (Credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Couple Honored With Flag, Purple Heart For Service During World War II

A New Jersey couple received a special honor on Thursday, one that was decades in the making. The husband and wife were celebrated for their heroism in serving in World War II.

10/16/2014

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chicago

Many know Chicago is known as “the Windy City” and Wrigley Field is one of America’s oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.

09/17/2014

WWII veteran Francis MacNair was presented with medals that he earned nearly 70 years ago. (Credit: CBS 2)

Nearly 70 Years Later, NJ Vet Finally Receives Medals Earned In World War II

MacNair enlisted in the Army in 1941. He served first as a medic and later with the special forces as part of a glider operation. He vividly remembers a close call that he had in France.

08/22/2014

Fifty-five World War II veterans took an Honor Flight from Long Island to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

55 World War II Veterans Take Honor Flight From L.I. To Memorial In Washington, D.C.

Fifty-five World War II veterans were honored Saturday, after taking the Honor Flight from Long Island to Washington, D.C., to visit the World War II memorial.

07/19/2014

Richard Micheaux, 92, is a missing WWII veteran who was last seen walking on Amsterdam Avenue. (Credit: DCPI)

Police: World War II Veteran Richard Micheaux Located In Las Vegas

A World War II veteran who had been missing for nearly a week has been located in good condition, police said.

07/07/2014

Richard Micheaux, 92, is a missing WWII veteran who was last seen walking on Amsterdam Avenue. (Credit: DCPI)

Cops: WWII Veteran Richard Micheaux, 92, Has Been Missing Since Last Week

Richard Micheaux, 92, was last seen taking his regular morning walk on Amsterdam Avenue. He lives on Convent Avenue in Hamilton Heights.

07/06/2014

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World War II Veteran Receives H.S. Diploma At Ceremony 70 Years Later

The left side of Herman Zeitchik’s chest was covered in medals, but you couldn’t see them until his wife opened his graduation gown.

06/20/2014

Walter Blum of Great Neck has been inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame for his actions on D-Day. (Credit: CBS 2)

L.I. D-Day Veteran Inducted Into State Veterans’ Hall Of Fame

Top state honors were issued Friday for a Long Island man who risked it all in the D-Day invasion that led to victory in World War II.

06/13/2014

Yankees legend Yogi Berra (credit: Mike McCann/WFAN)

Yankees Legend Yogi Berra, D-Day Vet, Honored On 70th Anniversary

Berra did not speak during the ceremony. But he told the AP afterward that D-Day was “amazing” and “awful,” as he fired at the Nazis from 300 yards offshore.

06/07/2014

Rose petals are dropped from a helicopter on the Statue of Liberty June 6, 2014  (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Flower Shower At Statue Of Liberty Commemorates 70th Anniversary Of D-Day

Three helicopters showered 1 million rose petals on the Statue of Liberty on Friday during a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

06/06/2014

Former Army Sgt. Morton Wernick (Credit: CBS 2)

Another Honor In Store For D-Day Veteran On 70th Anniversary Of Invasion

On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, former Army Sgt. Morton Wernick will receive another medal to add to his collection — the French Legion of Honor, for landing in Normandy and participating in numerous battles to help free France.

06/05/2014

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