Wars in American History



| American Revolution | Civil War | Reconstruction | Plains Indians Wars | Spanish-American War | World War I | World War II | Holocaust | Japanese Internment | Cold War | Korean War | Vietnam | Persian Gulf War | Sept. 11 / Afghanistan | Operation Iraqi Freedom |
Memorial Day
  • Memorial Day | Memorial Day.org |
  • Arlington National Cemetery | Houston National Cemetery | Gravesite Locator (VA.gov) | More Cemeteries (esp. Houston National Cemetery) |
  • American Battle Monuments Commission
  • Harris County War Memorial (honoring "Harris County residents who died in service to our country during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the first Persian Gulf War and conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.")
  • Veterans Memorial Park (including WWII war memorial Absolute Victory Mural) (Houston Parks Board)
  • Fallen Warriors Memorial ("Honors the fallen from Texas who gave their lives fighting the war against terrorism: OIF - Operation Iraqi Freedom, OND - Operation New Dawn, and OEF - Operation Enduring Freedom." [Located at the corner of Cutten Rd & Cypresswood Drive.])
  • Price of Freedom: Americans at War (Smithsonian Institution)
    Veterans
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) | AMVETS |
  • Vietnam Veterans of America | IAVA (Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America) |
  • DAV | Paralyzed Veterans of America |
  • GI Bill | Veterans Benefits Administration |
  • Veterans Health Administration | Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (primary Houston VA hospital) | Tomball Outpatient Clinic |
  • Veterans Day (November 11)
  • Veterans History Project (Library of Congress)
    Women Veterans
  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial | Center for Women Veterans | American Women Veterans |
  • WASP on the Web [Women Airforce Service Pilots, WASP, the first women in history trained to fly American military aircraft." Served during World War II]
  • The Navy's History of Making WAVES [Regarding the United States Naval Reserve (Women's Reserve) [better known as WAVES: Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service Served during WWII]
  • History of the Women's Army Corps [WAC] (Women's Army Corps Veterans' Association) [Served during WWII]
  • Experiencing War: Women at War (WWII through Persian Gulf veterans war stories)
    Support Our Troops
  • USO Care Package Program | Operation Interdependence |
  • Blue Star Mothers of America | Blue Star Mothers of America Houston Area Chapter | Houston Marine Moms |
  • Gold Star Mothers of America
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Selective Service System (aka Draft or Conscription)
  • Conscription History (History of the draft)
    Conscientious Objectors (Selective Service System)
    K-9 History: The Dogs of War (U.S. War Dogs Assn.)

    Military History / Personnel Records


  • Military Service Records and Official Military Personnel Files
  • Veterans' Service Records | Military Pay |
  • U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
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    Last Modified: 10/16/2017