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Honor Flight Bluegrass tribute on 75th anniversary of VJ Day

Wednesday marks the 75th anniversary of VJ Day

World War II veterans to join Trump at VE Day ceremony

White House officials describe the veterans as “choosing nation over self”

Gov. Beshear recognizes four World War II veterans as Kentucky Colonels

Gov. Andy Beshear recognized four World War II veterans at the Capitol on Wednesday.

Air Force and Army veteran duo aim to restore WWII submarine

A pair of veterans is trying to bring a World War II submarine to Louisville.

98-year-old bag boy’s surprise birthday party pays tribute to his WWII service

Bartolomeo "Bennie" Ficeto, a 98-year-old World War II veteran, received a special surprise from his co-workers for his birthday.

Former SS guard of Nazi camp, 92, to go on trial in Germany

A 92-year-old former SS private will go on trial this fall in Germany on 5,230 counts of being an accessory to murder, accused of helping the Nazis' Stutthof concentration camp function, a Hamburg court said Thursday.

World War II soldier’s bracelet to be returned to daughter

A bracelet that belonged to a soldier from Pennsylvania killed during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II will be returned to his daughter.

Eastern Kentucky sailor killed in WWII to be buried next month

Millard Burk, Jr. of Pikeville, was killed on December 7, 1941 when the ship he was assigned to, the USS Oklahoma, was attacked by the Japanese.

D-Day 75: Nations honor veterans, memory of fallen troops

With the silence of remembrance and respect, nations honored the memory of the fallen and the singular bravery of all Allied troops who sloshed through bloodied water to the landing beaches of Normandy, a tribute of thanks 75 years after the massive D-Day assault that doomed the Nazi occupation of France and portended the fall of Hitler’s Third Reich.

75th anniversary of D-Day to honor local Veterans in Kentucky

Honor Flight Bluegrass typically flies World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War Veterans to Washington, DC to visit respective memorials free of charge. But this year they're doing something different.

Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. George Mendonsa was 95.

94-year-old receives Congressional Gold Medal

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Not long after 94-year-old Mary Pat Shely touched her Congressional Gold Medal, she was posing for pictures with not just...

Grenade found in backyard in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Constructions workers made a potentially explosive discovery in a backyard this week. The Lexington Police Department says officers were called to...

Medal of Honor awarded posthumously to Kentucky WWII hero

First Lieutenant Garlin Conner, of Kentucky, received his Medal of Honor posthumously at the White House on Tuesday.

President to award Kentucky war hero with Medal of Honor

President Trump will posthumously award a Kentucky native the nation's highest military honor, the Medal of Honor.

Veterans to receive heroes’ welcome Saturday in Lexington

The public is invited to welcome veterans home from an Honor Flight Saturday at 9pm at Blue Grass Airport.

Centre students recording oral histories of WWII vets

Students at Centre College are recording the oral histories of World War II veterans.

Oldest US World War II Vet Passes Away at 110

The oldest verified World War II veteran in the U.S. passed away Tuesday at the age of 110.

Lexington recognizes surviving Pearl Harbor Veterans

About 100 people in Lexington gathered Monday for national Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, to honor those who were killed at Pearl Harbor 74 years ago, as well as pay tribute to World War II military veterans.

WATCH: Bluegrass Honor Flight 2015

ABC 36's Doug High and Paris Lewbel take you on the 2015 Honor Flight and return celebration at Blue Grass Airport.

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Car crashes into, damages Jif building in Lexington

A car crashed into Lexington's landmark Jif building Friday night, slightly damaging it.