Memorial Day 2023: A soldier’s extraordinary speech on a somber day | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 29, 2023

In 1945, Lt. Gen. Lucian Truscott Jr. turned his back on his audience and apologized to the dead buried behind him

Heart Mountain towers at the end of “F” Street, the main thoroughfare of the Heart Mountain Relocation Center.(Tom Parker / National Archives at College Park, public domain)

Let’s not whitewash the racism from American history | Opinion

BY: - December 11, 2022

It’s true that 125,000 people of Japanese descent, two-thirds of them U.S. citizens, were forced from their homes and businesses.


Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022: We need to remember now more than ever | Opinion

BY: - January 27, 2022

We should all raise our voices to affirm that hate is hate, and that it is our responsibility to interrupt and disrupt antisemitism and other forms of hate whenever and wherever we witness it.

Pa.’s Toomey, Md. lawmaker back bill to award Medal of Honor to Black D-Day hero from Philly

BY: - September 8, 2020

More than 1 million Black Americans served in World War II. Not one received the Medal of Honor, even though white soldiers did.


D-Day succeeded thanks to an ingenious design called the Mulberry Harbours | Analysis

BY: - June 6, 2020

The Allies armies needed to get at least 150,000 soldiers, military personnel and all their equipment ashore on D-Day. Here's how that happened.


D-Day 75th Anniversary: The horrible waste of war | Ernie Pyle

BY: - June 5, 2019

(Editor’s Note: In conjunction with the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, the Capital-Star is reprinting the timeless work of World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle. Over the next three days, we’ll be running a selection of Pyle’s columns from the Normandy beaches, in tribute to this turning point in history, and the men and women who served.) […]


D-Day 75th Anniversary: A pure miracle | Ernie Pyle

BY: - June 4, 2019

In this column I want to tell you what the opening of the second front in this one sector entailed, so that you can know and appreciate and forever be humbly grateful to those both dead and alive who did it for you.