Delaware National Guard names headquarters after Beau Biden

NEW CASTLE — Exactly one year to the day of Beau Biden’s death, the Biden family and dozens of friends gathered at Delaware National Guard headquarters to honor a man they hailed as a dedicated public servant, father, son, husband, brother and friend. With Vice President Joe Biden and Beau Biden’s widow, Hallie, in attendance, […]

Smyrna ceremony honors military’s sacrifices to defend freedom

CLAYTON –– Despite early morning rain showers, the town of Smyrna was able to carry on with its 70-year tradition of honoring veterans with a Memorial Day ceremony thanks to the cover of Clayton Fire Hall. “There’s one thing this day means to me and it’s the celebration and camaraderie with my heroes,” said Wesley […]

COMMENTARY: Finally, a proper burial for two World War II soldiers

Stories of heroism and sacrifice never get old. As we commemorate Memorial Day, it is appropriate to detail how the combination of military culture, family perseverance, and pure luck combined to bring a pair of New Orleans friends home for a proper burial following their deaths in World War II and decades of uncertainty about […]

Navy Cross recipient heads Kent County Memorial Day event

DOVER — Because of the forecasted heavy rain and possible lightning storm on Memorial Day, the Annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park has been moved to the Dover firehouse at 103 S. Governor’s avenue and Reed St. at 2 p.m. Attendees should not park in the fire house parking lot. Retired […]

Memorial Day tradition continues at Dover’s Triangle

People gathered Monday on the sidewalks around the triangle in downtown Dover, where Kings Highway, South State and Loockerman streets meet.

Remember those who died for this country

Memorial Day is the one day a year Americans have set aside to officially honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the name of Freedom and Liberty. According to, three years after the Civil War ended on May 5, 1865, 1868, the head of an organization of Union Veterans — the Grand […]

Memorial Day ceremonies scheduled Downstate

Civil War organizations to gather at Barratt’s Chapel FREDERICA — The Col. David L Stricker Camp No. 64, Sons of Union Veterans, along with the 2nd Delaware Regiment Volunteers will honor Civil War veterans at Barratt’s Chapel near Frederica at 11 a.m. Sunday. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and is open to the […]

DAFB Mortuary Affairs commander to speak at Memorial Day ceremony

DOVER — Col. Daniel F. Merry will serve as keynote speaker at the Memorial Day ceremony of Kent County Chapter 850, Vietnam Veterans of America. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, May 25, at the Kent County Veterans Park on South Little Creek Road, Dover. Col. Merry is the commander of Air Force […]