I interviewed three veterans and wrote their profiles for the section. I also helped edit the page proofs before the section went into production.
The section is a glossy cover, 34-page insert in Friday's newspaper.
Check out excerpts from the veterans I highlighted:
A Love That's Never Wavered
Nearly 80 years ago, Ed Goad first sat in an airplane, innately comfortable and at peace.
He would spend his youth flying and fantasizing about becoming a fighter pilot for the United States. And when Japan attacked Pear Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the 18-year-old was ready to serve his country.
But alas, the young man who spent his childhood preparing to fight in defense of his country, never got to live out his dream the way he envisioned.
Proud To Help And Serve
In 1942, Mille Dunn Veasey had just graduated high school and remembered seeing an ad looking for a clerk to serve in the Women's Army Corps.
Despite her family's objections, she thought it could be a good opportunity, and dropped the application in the mail along with her Christmas cards.
Not long after, she was at Fort Denver, Colorado, for basic training among the country's first black, female soldiers.
A Bible, And His Mother's Pslams, In The Chaos Of War
Ink scribbles underlined Bible passages that Wilbert Ammons would calmly read between the bomb explosions and artillery blasts surrounding him and his men.
The passages were usually centered around keeping faith in what you're doing, said Ammons, a sharply dressed 94-year-old reflecting on his Army service during World War II.
The Bible, given to him by his mother before he shipped out for war, was safely tucked away in his left breast jacket pocket while he was manning his machine gun. He would pull it out when he needed a sense of tranquility.