Arkansas WWII veterans honored in Little Rock

Posted: August 15, 2015 at 12:51 a.m.

Elvin Bates (left) from Monticello, who served under Gen. George Patton and fought in the Battle of the Bulge and the invasion at Normandy beach, participates in a ceremony Friday at the state Capitol.

LITTLE ROCK -- A veteran sporting a Navy cap wiped away tears Friday as Taps played inside the state Capitol, marking the end of a ceremony that celebrated the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

About 150 Arkansas World War II veterans and their family members are honored Friday at the state Capitol in Little Rock at a ceremony marking the 70t...

World War II veterans and their families pack the state Capitol rotunda Friday for a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in Wor...

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