| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:48 PM
National parks will waive their entrance fees on Monday, Aug. 25 in honor of the park service's 98th birthday.
Locally, national parks include Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. You can find a complete list of national parks that will...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Ballard "Steve" Keesee of Eustis loved to tell stories about his World War II service, often with funny flair.
"He said he got a free trip to Europe, paid for by the government," said his wife, Shirley. "He had a good sense of humor. He said, 'At the...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 11:46 AM
The Casey Anthony trial did take a personal toll, defense attorney Cheney Mason reveals in a News 13 interview. Mason said he suffered a stroke on Veterans Day 2011.
According to reports that day, Mason asked to taken to a Daytona Beach hospital because...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A hundred years ago, the men who joined the British army during World War I came by the millions -- from England, of course, but also from Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa and other then-Commonwealth lands.
Now those who died --...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 2:35 PM
I’m not too interested, frankly, in how you’re going to spend your Fourth. I’m more curious about how you spent your third, and your second.
If you’re like many other working people, you spent them cramming. You spent them...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 12:24 PM
The men and women who took part in America’s “secret war” in Laos will see their history captured in bronze Saturday when a monument to their service will be dedicated at Elgin’s Veterans Memorial Park.
The dedication caps a...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Monkeys ride on the backs of dogs. Men race riding lawn mowers on hard-packed dirt. A rooster sits on a fence people watching.
It must be the Lake County Fair.
The 86th annual event will open July 23 and run through July 27, featuring new...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:31 PM
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...
| May 6, 2014
| 3:05 AM
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...
| May 7, 2014
| 9:13 PM
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...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:11 PM
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...