The last known survivor of the 70 million combatants from World War I, a British sailor who witnessed the surrender of the German fleet in 1918, has died at the age of 110.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday to honor Frank Buckles, the last American veteran of World War I to die.
The last American veteran of World War I to die should lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol, his daughter said after lawmakers appeared to block the suggestion.
America's last surviving World War I veteran celebrates his 110th birthday.
Frank Buckles, the last living U.S. World War I veteran, has died, a spokesman for his family said Sunday. He was 110.
Today, on the 110th birthday of Frank Buckles, it's worth pausing for a minute to reflect on the sweep of this man's remarkable life.
The family of Frank Buckles, the nation's lone living veteran of World War I, hopes he makes it to his 110th birthday about a month from now, despite troubling signs he is on the decline.
There is only one living U.S. veteran of World War I: 109-year-old Frank Buckles, who was an Army corporal who drove a troop ambulance in Europe.
After nearly 40 years without any major upkeep, the World War I Memorial on the National Mall is finally getting some attention, with renovations financed by federal economic stimulus money.
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The last surviving U.S. veteran of World War I, former Cpl. Frank Buckles, turned 109 on Monday and is still hoping for a national memorial to his comrades in Washington.
At 108 years old, Cpl. Frank Buckles said Thursday he hopes he lives to see the day when there's a memorial on the National Mall honoring all Americans who fought in World War I.
Services are held across Britain for those who died in wars. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.
Nations honored those who sacrificed their lives in wars on Wednesday, in many cases for the first time without any surviving veterans of World War I.
Henry and Wanda Sandoz greet their visitors with a little warning: watch out for the "Mojave Greens," their name for "Crotalus scutulatus," the local rattlesnakes that inhabit the area around Sunrise Rock.
DNA testing to try to identify hundreds of bodies buried in a mass grave during World War I will start this week, the British and Australian ministries of defense announced Monday.
Harry Patch, the last British WWI veteran is buried in Wells, England. ITN's Damon Green reports.
The last British soldier to serve in World War I was buried Thursday, marking "the passing of a generation," the British veterans minister said.
Harry Patch -- the last surviving British soldier from World War I -- died Saturday at the age of 111, Britain's Ministry of Defence said.
CNN's Tim Lister reports on the passing of Britain's last veteran of the Great War.
Henry Allingham, the world's oldest man and the oldest surviving British veteran from World War I, has died at the age of 113, his care home said Saturday.
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Wide green expanses of farmland outside a picturesque northern French village hide memories of a World War I battle in which thousands of British and Australian troops were killed or wounded on a single night.
Frank Buckles, 107, says it is his duty as the last living U.S. WWI vet to honor the soldiers at Arlington Cemetery.
Frank Buckles considered it his duty to represent his fellow soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day.
CNN photojournalist Todd Baxter takes us inside the poppy factory where they not only make rememberances, they make hope.
The bright red flowers started as a simple idea in 1922 and have grown into a sight that cannot be missed at this time of year in the UK.
Photographer David DeJonge plans to capture a vanishing bit of history Tuesday on a trip to Arlington National Cemetery near Washington.
CNN's Paula Hancocks meets David Dejonge, a photographer chronicling the last men of the WWI generation.
The handful of surviving World War I veterans were celebrated Tuesday as part of 90th anniversary commemorations of the conflict that was meant to "end all wars."
At 107, Frank Buckles must know there is not much time for him to honor the memory of his comrades who served the United States during the first World War. He's the last surviving U.S. veteran of what then was called the Great War.
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday honored 107-year-old Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last living American World War I veteran.
Britain's oldest man and the oldest living veteran of World War I was celebrating his 112th birthday Friday with a party and a fly-past at an air force base.
Europe's oldest man celebrates his 112th birthday. ITN's Gregg Easteal reports.
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The last French World War One veteran to die is honored. CNN's Jim Bittermann reports.
CNN's Jamie McIntyre reports on recognition of 107-year-old WWI veteran Frank Buckles.
Frank Woodruff Buckles was just 15 years old when he joined the U.S. Army. Soon, he was deployed to war and headed overseas on the Carpathia -- the same ship used in the rescue mission of the Titanic.
President Bush met the last known surviving veteran of the first world war on Thursday, thanking the 107-year-old for his service and his "love for America."
Supporters of a congressional resolution that would have declared the Ottoman-era killings of Armenians "genocide" dropped their call for a vote on the measure Thursday.
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Congressional and administration leaders on both sides of the issue speak out on the Armenian genocide resolution.
President Bush says a resolution calling the killing of Armenians 'genocide' would hurt relations with key ally Turkey.
President Bush attacked Congress on Wednesday, ripping the new Democratic leadership for failing to achieve much in their first nine months of power.
President Bush wants Congress to get to work on key pieces of domestic legislation.
Some Democrats appear to be wavering on a highly contentious House resolution labeling Turkey's treatment of Armenians in World War I as genocide.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that she intends to move ahead with a vote on a resolution that labels the deaths of more than a million Armenians during World War I as genocide.
Oil prices settled at a record high Friday on news of dwindling stockpiles, potential trouble with Turkey and projections for a colder winter.
Turkey's government on Thursday warned the U.S. that a congressional bill recognizing the mass killings of Armenians during World War One as genocide could jeopardize relations between the two countries.
Top Bush administration officials are shifting into damage-control mode after a House committee narrowly approved a resolution that labels the killings of Armenians in Turkey during World War I as "genocide."
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Bombers detonated three chlorine-filled trucks in Anbar province, the U.S. military said Saturday.
A U.S. military commander Thursday said a raid outside Falluja two days ago discovered a home-grown factory for car bombs that included a metal shop, explosives and cylinders of toxic chlorine gas and other chemicals.
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Turkish author Orhan Pamuk -- recently facing prosecution in a Turkish court for remarks he made about the killings of Armenians nearly a century ago -- won the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature.
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Thousands of Australians and New Zealanders have gathered across the globe to commemorate their war dead in annual ANZAC Day memorial services and marches.
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Thousands of people have taken part in a somber ceremony in Turkey to remember the start of a World War I battle in which hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives.
In Istanbul and Ankara, on newsstands and on the Internet, headlines scream displeasure over Joseph Ratzinger's ascendance to the papacy.
As the first presidential inauguration since September 11, 2001 approaches, organizers are preparing a four-day wartime salute to the U.S. armed forces -- including concerts for troops, black-tie dinners and a special inaugural ball for military personnel.
A new study of Spanish flu, which killed millions of people in the aftermath of World War One, has provided fresh hope that the spread of a similarly deadly virus could be stopped if it occurred today.
Britain's most unusual war heroes -- including glow worms, elephants and monkeys -- have been honored for their devotion to duty under fire.
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Frail veterans of World War I have gathered in London to remember the 90th anniversary of the start of the conflict.
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