The latest major addition to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans is called the Liberation Pavilion. Exhibits commemorate the end of the war, emphasize its human costs and capture the horror of those who discovered the aftermath of Nazi atrocities.
Dozens of World War II veterans have traveled to Normandy to mark the 79th anniversary of D-Day, the decisive but deadly assault that led to the liberation of France and Western Europe from Nazi control.
Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, has died at age 96. Elizabeth spent seven decades on the throne as the U.K. rebuilt from war, lost an empire, transformed its economy and both entered and left the European Union.