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Veterans Day

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Top Veterans Day Articles

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  • Remembering the meaning of Memorial Day

    Remembering the meaning of Memorial Day
    The annual Memorial Day observance at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, where officials, veterans and family members come together to honor the state's war dead, is traditionally a somber affair. This year's ceremony will maintain that tone, but carry...
  • Steve Hancock: Vietnam Vet, Avid Runner, Haunted By Vietnam

    Steve Hancock: Vietnam Vet, Avid Runner, Haunted By Vietnam
    Michelle Hancock remembers her father sitting in the dark in the living room listening to Billy Joel's ode to the Vietnam war, "Goodnight Saigon," as the sound of the helicopter rotors thrashed through the speakers and filled the room. Steve Hancock would...
  • VFW struggles through generation gap

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars, always at the center of any Memorial Day celebration — as well as Veterans Day, Fourth of July and any number of civic parades throughout the year — faces an uncertain future. The service organization is...
  • Orland Park honors veterans at Memorial Day ceremony

    Orland Park honors veterans at Memorial Day ceremony
    Nearly 70 years after he returned from serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, Peter Polmen received a hero's reception at Orland Park's Memorial Day ceremony. The ceremony honored all veterans, but Polmen was one of 15 whose names...
  • Canton's Thomas Perry Ignored Chance To Escape To Treat The Wounded In Vietnam

    Canton's Thomas Perry Ignored Chance To Escape To Treat The Wounded In Vietnam
    Thomas Perry was running for safety during a battle in Vietnam in 1968 when he stopped, turned around, and returned to a position being overrun by the enemy. There were wounded people there, and they they needed his help. So Perry, an Army medic who...
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  • Veterans Classic will bring top men's basketball teams to play at Navy

    Veterans Classic will bring top men's basketball teams to play at Navy
    Navy will host the inaugural Veterans Classic at the Naval Academy men's basketball event on Friday, Nov. 14. The Midshipmen will welcome 2014 NCAA tournament teams Michigan State, Tennessee and Virginia Commonwealth to Alumni Hall in what they anticipate...
  • Girl Scout troop secures money for wheelchair-accessible swing

    Girl Scout troop secures money for wheelchair-accessible swing
    A wheelchair-accessible swing soon will be a fixture of a St. Charles park, thanks to the efforts of a local Girl Scout troop. The seven girls of Troop 4849 of Wredling Middle School were recently awarded a St. Charles Youth Commission grant to pay...
  • Decorator Cleaning House

     
    Those of you who have gone Christmas Light touring in the East Penn area probably are familiar with the Rauch residence at 2982 Magnolia Circle, Lower Macungie. Until the last few years, this was a must-see display. Wally Ely and......
  • Even at 25, there's no jumping-off point for Baltimore's world-record holder in jump rope

    Even at 25, there's no jumping-off point for Baltimore's world-record holder in jump rope
    Stephanie Harshman whips the white-wire jump rope around as fast as she can, creating the blurry outline of a full revolution and generating the high-pitched howl of a large gust of wind. It's the double-under, a move that explains itself: two revolutions...