The Journey Back profiles the story of SSgt. Max Chotin who died November 3, 1945, nearly six months after the war in Europe had ended. In this film his son Arthur returns to his final resting place to deliver a meaningful thank you to the Dutch people during the 2015 Memorial Day Ceremony. During his journey back, Arthur meets the Naaijkens family for the first time, the family that has adopted his father’s gravesite.
Watch historic news coverage from the surrender of Japan during World War II.
Watch historic footage produced by the Coast Guard, showing and explaining elements of the Normandy invasion.
Watch coverage of the 2015 Memorial Day Ceremony at Brookwood American Cemetery. Video courtesy of the 501st Combat Support Wing.
More than 50 men and women from the American World War II Orphans Network (AWON) will travel together to Netherlands American Cemetery for Memorial Day Weekend 2015 to visit the final resting place of their fathers. Follow along on their journey as they visit these hallowed grounds.
On May 8, 1945 World War II ended in Europe. This piece was produced by the United News Company in 1945. Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration
The Montfaucon American Monument Dedication is one of thirteen segments featured in the "America Honors Her Heroes" film.
The Montsec American Monument Dedication is one of thirteen segments featured in the "America Honors Her Heroes" film.
The film is the Official Record of the Dedication Ceremonies in 1937 at the American World War Memorials and Cemeteries in Europe.
The Flanders Field American Cemetery Chapel dedication is one of thirteen segments featured in the "America Honors Her Heroes" film.