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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Sandpoint veteran killed, wife injured on way to Veterans Day dinner

An Idaho veteran died and his wife was seriously injured in a car crash that occurred while they were driving to a Veterans Day dinner in Sandpoint, according to a …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Veterans, families gather at Spokane Arena to celebrate sacrifices of military service members

More than 200 veterans and family members gathered at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Monday, Veterans Day, to celebrate the sacrifices of military service members.


Spokane Veterans For Peace celebrate Armistice Day, not Veterans Day, to focus on peace

For Veterans Day the Spokane chapter of Veterans For Peace, part of an international organization that advocates for peaceful foreign policy and nuclear disarmament, discussed renaming the holiday Armistice Day, …


Trump kicks off Veterans Day tribute in NYC

President Donald Trump kicked off New York City’s Veterans Day Tribute on Monday by saying the nation’s veterans “risked everything for us. Now it is our duty to serve and …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Spokane veteran finds new calling: Honoring fallen service members with engraved memorials

Spokane veteran Austin Waggoner is engraving the faces of fallen military veterans and their commendations on sheets of aluminum, then giving them to their loved ones at no cost through …


100 years ago in Spokane: Veterans, city celebrate one-year anniverary of end of World War I

About 2,500 uniformed men turned out for a parade through downtown Spokane celebrating the end of World War I.


Spin Control: Tax votes aren’t an automatic no, this election showed

An article of faith among certain political “experts” says voters, given the chance, will always vote against taxes. But voters don’t automatically do so.


‘Thank them for their service to our country’: Veterans honored at Sacajawea assembly

With songs and words, Sacajawea paid tribute to all American veterans. About 50 of them – from every service branch and every conflict since World War II – were seated …


100 years ago in Spokane: Chamber calls for store closures on Armistice Day

“The greater the enthusiasm we can show the boys who fought this war for us, the more they will know they appreciate what they did,” said the chairman of the …


Front Porch: Letters to home

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

With combat experience spanning seven decades, vets gather at Arena Sunday

Local leaders honored veterans and those killed in action at during Sunday ceremony.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018

In remembering World War I, world warned of resurging ‘old demons’

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

WWI descendants see armistice through prism of personal pain

William Kearsey’s war was long over by the time his son ever heard about it.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018

A century ago, World War I ended and Spokane went nuts

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 …


Meaghan Mobbs: We must meet the unique needs of post-9/11 veterans

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 …


Six novels that get to the truth of World War I

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 …


Unsung heroes, animals played vital and varied roles in WWI

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.


Trove of war posters discovered at New Hampshire library

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

WWII Army nurse, now 98, honored as hero in Seattle

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.


With songs and letters, Sacajawea Middle School students thank veterans for their service

Veterans Day came three days early at Sacajawea Middle School, but none too soon for Army veteran Steve Swenson.


Pence helps give Vietnam Veterans Memorial a holiday washing

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

Pall of church shooting shrouds town’s Veterans Day ceremony

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 …


After more than half a century, GI Bill still helping vets transition to life beyond war

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

WWII vet, Gonzaga alumnus honored at Bulldogs season opener

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.


Outside View: Remember to say thanks to veterans

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 …


Trump marks Veterans Day in Vietnam

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

District apologizes for Confederate flag displayed at school’s Veterans Day assembly

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 …


NFL players union agrees to Veterans Day moment of silence

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 …


Amid anguish and pride, Gold Star Families and veterans gather to honor veterans and fallen heroes

Veterans, family members and community supporters gathered Friday to honor all vets, but especially those lost through their service to their country.


Obama urges nation to ‘forge unity’ after bitter election

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 …