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COVID-19 killed at least 40 military veterans at VA nursing homes in Pa.

Newly-public data shows outbreaks among staff and residents throughout the pandemic.

By Brett Sholtis

In central Pa., historic Black cemeteries often lay hidden. These groups work to ensure they’re not forgotten

Lebanon Cemetery in North York is an example of how historic Black cemeteries can be saved through grassroots efforts.

By Gabriela Martínez

Keystones Oral History

By Fred Vigeant

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Homeless vets housing project in Harrisburg takes title to land, plans for capital campaign

Organizers of a tiny homes project designed to help homeless veterans have taken title to the donated ground for their project.

By Charles Thompson/PennLive

Family of those buried in York’s historic Black cemetery want to expand preservation efforts

Lebanon Cemetery was the only cemetery where Black people in the York City area could get buried until the 1960s.

By Gabriela Martínez

A Black Civil War-era cemetery joins Cumberland County Register of Historical Places

The one-acre graveyard holds the remains of roughly 80 African-Americans, including 12 Civil War veterans who fought in segregated units.

By Gabriela Martínez

The Silent Generation: From Saipan to Tokyo

The final year of World War II in the Pacific, told by men who came back and kept silent about the harrowing ordeal that changed their lives.

By Fred Vigeant

National Memorial Day Concert

Tune in to the 32nd annual broadcast of America’s national night of remembrance.

By Fred Vigeant

To ensure second doses, VA Pittsburgh temporarily suspends booking first dose COVID-19 vaccines

The VA health care system gets its own allocation from the federal government, separate from that which is sent to the state. Doses are distributed to facilities by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA