Stories tagged: veterans day
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
The letters by Jack Rogers came from Fort Devens, Massachusetts, from Camp Pontchartrain, Louisiana, from Dutch East Indies, New Guinea, and the Philippines – approximately 150 in all.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 3:25 p.m.
Local leaders honored veterans and those killed in action at during Sunday ceremony.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I’s slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 6:32 p.m.
William Kearsey’s war was long over by the time his son ever heard about it.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 5:11 p.m.
Spokane’s sleeping citizens were jolted awake just after midnight 100 years ago today by the honking of car horns and the shrieking of sirens. When people discovered the reason, “nobody …
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
While post-traumatic stress disorder, a devastating psychological condition, chronically afflicts about 7 percent of all veterans, we are failing to engage a different enemy on a much bigger front: “transition …
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, noon
Although few Americans made literature out of the First World War, European writers – men who served, women who waited and people who opposed the war – produced novels, memoirs …
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 8:44 a.m.
They were messengers, spies and sentinels. They led cavalry charges, carried supplies to the front, comforted wounded soldiers and died by the millions during World War I.
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 8:18 a.m.
One poster in a recently discovered trove vilifies the Nazis with a sword through a Bible and the words “This Is the Enemy.” Some encouraged self-sacrifice by promoting recycling, planting …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 10:48 p.m.
When nurse Frances Harman learned her older brother, Jim, had been called to Army service during World War II she quickly decided not to be left behind.
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
Veterans Day came three days early at Sacajawea Middle School, but none too soon for Army veteran Steve Swenson.
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Vice President Mike and his wife, Karen, joined several dozen volunteers to give the Vietnam Veterans Memorial a holiday cleaning.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
First responders and law enforcement personnel stood with heads bowed Saturday in Sutherland Springs for a Veterans Day ceremony that also was meant to honor the more than two dozen …
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017
It’s been 73 years since Congress passed the first GI Bill – landmark legislation that transformed the way the nation treats its military veterans. In observance of Veterans Day, local …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
His eyes misty and his smile wide, World War II veteran Gordon Van Scotter cradled the white, autographed basketball given to him by his alma mater Friday night.
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017
They could be anyone – from accountants who once served as MPs to contractors making beautiful homes to retirees proudly displaying their service on a ball cap to those still …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 7:21 a.m.
President Donald Trump marked his first Veterans Day in office saluting American veterans in Vietnam, home to one of the most polarizing conflicts in U.S. history.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
The Tumwater School District sent a letter home to families on Thursday, apologizing for the display of a Confederate flag that was part of a student leadership program during a …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
The NFL players union has unanimously passed a resolution calling on everyone in the league to honor a two-minute Veterans Day moment of silence this weekend. President Barack Obama signed …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 2:01 p.m.
Veterans, family members and community supporters gathered Friday to honor all vets, but especially those lost through their service to their country.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Three days after Election Day, President Barack Obama used his last Veterans Day speech to urge Americans to learn from the example of veterans as a divided nation seeks to …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
Two members of the celebrated Tuskegee Airmen have received Congressional Gold Medals during a Veterans Day ceremony at the National Warplane Museum.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016
For every combat troop, many more were (and still are) needed to supply fuel, food, ammo, weapons, blankets, beer, tents, generators and vehicles.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 5:34 p.m.
Welcome Home! A Community Tribute to All Veterans - The program is open to all and will pay tribute to veterans, veterans organizations and their families. Gates will open at …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 4:34 p.m.
Brought together in battle, Vietnam veterans reunite decades later in North Idaho to hunt elk and long-suppressed memories
Dennis Place and Dennis Ponsness met by chance nearly 50 years ago in Vietnam, when Ponsness piloted the helicopter that delivered an injured Place to safety. Last month, the two …
Wed., Nov. 11, 2015, 2:58 p.m.
The brisk wind didn’t stop people from lining up at the D&D Dogs hot dog stand outside the Spokane County Courthouse Wednesday to show their support for veterans.
Wed., Nov. 11, 2015
Veterans of all wars deserve rock star treatment.
Tue., Nov. 10, 2015, 4 p.m.
World War II veteran Les Ames is self-publishing his first book at age 96 - “Happiness is Life,” which tells the story of his service in the Pacific, his career …
Mon., Nov. 9, 2015
Veterans day closures and events, 2015.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, 10:02 p.m.
A number of events and special offers are planned to commemorate Veterans Day, some starting this week, some taking place next week on Nov. 11.