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Veterans Day

A collection of news and information related to Veterans Day published by this site and its partners.

Top Veterans Day Articles

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  • Saluting an 'invisible population'

    Saluting an 'invisible population'
    As he dropped sandbags along the base of the Air Force barracks at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in South Vietnam, John Bowen saw the rockets soar in. The building buckled, he says, then exploded, and seemed to "rush up and hit me in the face" as the blast...
  • Concert for Valor Nov. 11 on HBO

    Concert for Valor Nov. 11 on HBO
    To salute the nation's veterans and their families, HBO and Starbucks are hosting the Concert for Valor on the National Mall in Washington. The concert will air live at 7 p.m. ET Nov. 11 -- Veterans Day -- on HBO. HBO said it will offer its affiliates...
  • HBO and Starbucks to Salute Veterans with Concert Starring Eminem, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood & More

    HBO and Starbucks announced a free, all-star concert to honor America's veterans and their families, which will be presented live on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The "Concert for Valor," which will be held on the National Mall in Washington D.C., will...
  • SeaWorld, Busch Gardens offer military discount

    SeaWorld, Busch Gardens offer military discount
    SeaWorld Entertainment announced this week it is offering half off single-day admission for members of the military and veterans, along with up to five guests. The discount also applies to SeaWorld’s other parks such as Busch Gardens in Tampa....
  • Schools to use Veterans Day as make-up

    Schools to use Veterans Day as make-up
    When a historic storm dumped more than a foot of water in Smithfield on Sept. 9, Isle of Wight Schools took a rain check and called off classes – probably a good move, considering Route 17 near the James River Bridge was closed nearly all that day...
  • Delray city workers may get an extra day off

    Delray city workers may get an extra day off
    Delray Beach city workers may have an extra paid day off this year. Mayor Cary Glickstein said he wants to give employees Veterans Day off. Delray’s human resources officials conducted a survey of several cities and found that Delray is the only...
  • Delray city workers may get Veterans Day off

    Delray city workers may get Veterans Day off
    Delray Beach City Hall will be closed an extra day as employees may get another paid day off — and a celebration to go along with it. After finding out that Delray Beach is the only city in Palm Beach County open for business on Veterans Day,...
  • Delray City Hall to close on Veterans Day

    Delray City Hall to close on Veterans Day
    Delray Beach City Hall will be closed an extra day this year and employees will receive a paid day off. Late Tuesday, commissioners voted to give city employees Veterans Day off. "The request came from a city employee, who is also a veteran," said...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mother's Day is the mother of all touchy holidays

    Mother's Day is the mother of all touchy holidays
    Mother's Day, like motherhood itself, is fraught with peril. There are so many ways to get it wrong, so many opportunities to disappoint and be disappointed. Those who bristle at all the gaudy consumerism often invoke such platitudes as "Every day...