70th Anniversary

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower giving order of the day to Allied paratroopers, just before they board their airplane to participate in the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. (Photo credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Area Marks 70th Anniversary Of D-Day

Several commemorations have been planned throughout the Chicago area on Friday to honor the 70th anniversary of D-Day, bringing together communities and surviving veterans to tell their stories.

06/06/2014

The German submarine U-505 has been on display at the Museum of Science and Industry since 1954. (Scott Brownell, Museum of Science and Industry)

WWII Sailor Recalls Capture Of U-505: ‘All Hell Broke Loose’

One of the last surviving U.S. sailors who helped board and capture the German submarine U-505 during World War II was at the Museum of Science and Industry on Wednesday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the U-boat’s capture.

06/04/2014

Love and Tony Klopf were celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on 12-12-12. (Credit: CBS)

’12-12-12′ Means 70 Years Of Marriage For Chicago Couple

On this lucky date, 12-12-12, a Chicago area couple was celebrating a remarkable anniversary. But, as CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports, much more than good luck has kept them together for 70 years.

CBS 2–12/12/2012

Midway Veterans

Veterans Of Battle Of Midway Honored At Namesake Airport

Veterans from the pivotal World War II Battle of Midway took center stage at Midway Airport as the airport marked the 70th anniversary of the battle, after which the airport is named.

WBBM Newsradio–06/08/2012

The USS Arizona Memorial, located at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors killed on the USS Arizona during the Attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 by Japanese imperial forces and commemorates the events of that day. The memorial, dedicated in 1962, is visited by more than one million people annually. (Photo by Ronen Zilberman/Getty Images)

Indiana Man At Pearl Harbor To Honor Survivor Brother

A South Bend, Ind., man who served in the Marines during World War II was at Pearl Harbor Tuesday morning for ceremonies commemorating the 70th anniversary of the day that lives in infamy.

WBBM Newsradio–12/07/2011