A Meeting at the Elbe River

The initial meeting at the Elbe

The bridge over the Elbe River had been severely bombed during the War. Yet across its unstable and crumbling span, American and Russian now came together and shook hands as comrades-in-arms.

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National Medal of Honor Day

Today, the Congressional Medal of Honor is recognized as the highest possible military honor, bestowed for personal acts of bravery, courage, and self-sacrifice in the line of duty.

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