Drive-thru parades set for Saturday at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemeteries

MILLSBORO — Enemy fire did not stop Americans from storming the beaches of Normandy and Iwo Jima, marching over the frozen landscape of the Chosin Reservoir in Korea or the Central Highlands in Vietnam. COVID-19 will not deny the men and women of United States Armed forces who paid the ultimate sacrifice a post-Memorial Day […]

Flags for Heroes salutes front-line heroes

A number of sites in Kent and Sussex counties will be awash with red, white and blue thanks to the efforts of regional Rotary Clubs who are giving a Flags for Heroes salute to front-line heroes over the Memorial Day holiday period. Flags will be on display in Lewes, Dover, Camden, Milford, Seaford, Georgetown and […]

Groups find new ways to mark Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2020 shall not pass without public observance. With COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings still in place, organizations in downstate Delaware are employing virtual and drive-in settings for Memorial Day honoring the men and women who died while serving in the United States military. Meanwhile, American Legion Post 17 family in Lewes and other […]

Rotary Clubs keep Flags for Heroes program going during crisis

As the COVID-19 battle continues, flags in the First State will wave in salute to America’s military and others in the coming weeks through Rotary International’s Flags for Heroes program. The coronavirus crisis has impacted efforts of several clubs with temporary postponements and adjusted schedules, but other clubs are pressing on. “This is really great […]

War dead honored at Veterans Memorial Park

DOVER — Several hundred well-wishers at the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park Memorial Day Service on Monday were treated to the emotional tale of how the remains of U.S. Air Force Maj. Dean Klenda, a fighter pilot shot down during the Vietnam War, were returned to his hometown of Pilsen, Kansas. Keynote speaker Allen Cronin, […]

Fallen heroes remembered at Dover’s Veterans Triangle

DOVER — In Col. Dawn Lancaster’s line of work she has become accustomed to treating nearly every day as if it’s Memorial Day. That’s because Col. Lancaster is the Mortuary Affairs Operation Commander at Dover Air Force Base. She is no stranger to seeing the results of sacrifice and tragedy first-hand. Col. Lancaster served as […]

COMMENTARY: Presidential quotes on war, Memorial Day and sacrifice

“My first wish is to see this plague of mankind banished from the earth, and the sons and daughters of this world employed in more pleasing and innocent amusements, than in preparing implements, and exercising them, for the destruction of mankind.”—George Washington “War is as much a punishment to the punisher as to the sufferer.”—Thomas […]

Rotary club unfurls ‘Flags for Heroes’ in Dover

  DOVER — For the fifth Memorial Day in a row, the high-traffic intersection of Scarborough Road and DuPont Highway in Dover will serve as a temporary memorial to fallen veterans. More than 400 American flags were planted on Delaware Technical Community College Terry Campus’s front lawn on Tuesday morning and will wave there until […]

COMMENTARY: Of death and victory: A salute to the fallen

  The beginning of the 1970 movie Patton includes a speech to troops by the lead character, in which it is said that one does not win a war by dying for one’s country. But in truth, General George S. Patton, Jr. was well aware of the sacrifices made by those under his command in […]

Flags for Heroes dedicated at Delaware Tech

DOVER — Dover Capital City Rotary Club dedicated 400 flags at its fourth annual Flags for Heroes program on Tuesday. The Flags for Heroes program is a cooperative effort with Delaware Technical Community College, Terry Campus, Dover, where 400, 3-by-5-foot American flags are displayed on the intersection of Scarborough Road and U.S. 13 between May 23 […]