Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Monday, October 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 38° Cloudy


Stories tagged: veterans day

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, 3:25 p.m.

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, 3:28 p.m.

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, 6:32 p.m.

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, 5:11 p.m.

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, 10:48 p.m.

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, 4:13 p.m.

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, 10:49 a.m.

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, 9:40 p.m.

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 …

Tuskegee Airmen receive Congressional Gold Medal

Two members of the celebrated Tuskegee Airmen have received Congressional Gold Medals during a Veterans Day ceremony at the National Warplane Museum.

Don’t forget noncombat veterans

For every combat troop, many more were (and still are) needed to supply fuel, food, ammo, weapons, blankets, beer, tents, generators and vehicles.

Veterans Day events, meals

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 …

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 …

Vendor gives thanks to veterans with free hot dogs

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.

Veterans deserve our gratitude

Veterans of all wars deserve rock star treatment.

World War II veteran relates the keys to happiness

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 …

Veterans Day 2015 closures and events

Veterans day closures and events, 2015.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, 10:02 p.m.

Lots going on to commemorate Veterans Day, including free admission to lantern festival

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.