American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 cancels indoor events through Jan.

MILLSBORO — With the continuing spread of COVID-19, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 has canceled all its indoor events through Jan. 31. The unit announced the cancellations Friday in a press release. “While striving to serve our veterans, military, and community we are looking seriously at the new restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 […]

CHEER toasts Veterans Day with patriotic dinner

GEORGETOWN — CHEER Inc. and its family put the “wrap” on Veterans Day festivities Friday evening with a patriotic dinner event honoring all who served. All branches of the Armed Forces were recognized at the CHEER Community Center in a 2020 program scaled back due to COVID-19. Because of pandemic restrictions, attendance was limited to […]

Georgetown American Legion post salutes veterans, serves community

GEORGETOWN — One of the missions of American Legion Post 8 and Legion Riders Chapter 8 is to serve the Georgetown community through its Station 93 ambulance service. Another is to serve, support and salute veterans. “This is what we are raising money for — the veterans,” said Peggy Parkinson, wife of Legion Riders Chapter […]

Plans for expanded VA clinic in Dover introduced

DOVER — As the area’s veteran population continues to age and grow, so does the need for wide-ranging medical services close to home. Enter the new Kent County Community Based Outpatient Clinic, which will more than triple the space currently available at the Veterans Affairs location on South Governors Road in Dover. The current medical […]

Commentary: Veterans display leadership, perseverance

“From this day, to the ending of the world.We in it shall be remembered.We few, we lucky few, we band of brothers.For he who today sheds his blood with me,shall be my brother.”— William Shakespeare’s “Henry V” Whether at Lexington, Gettysburg, the Argonne Forest, Okinawa, Korea, Vietnam, the Middle East or conflicts before, during and […]

Vets recall roles in arrival of first C-5 to DAFB

DOVER — A routine day for Tom Dennis involves an afternoon at Dover Downs watching the horses race, followed by playing trivia games with longtime friends and competitors at Tom’s Bullpen in Dover. But the 86-year-old retired U.S. Air Force veteran had a far different view of normal when he co-piloted the first C-5 cargo […]

Seaford area to mark Vets Day with various events

SEAFORD — American Legion Nanticoke Post 6’s Veterans Day salute Wednesday features an open house, showcasing several wartime equipment pieces, motorcycles and other vehicles, plus displays and information booths. Also Wednesday, Veterans of Foreign Wars Virgil Wilson Post 4961 in Seaford will be holding an outdoor community ceremony. The American Legion open house will run […]

Modified Veterans Day ceremony planned for Nov. 11 in Seaford

SEAFORD — Veterans Day will be observed in Seaford during COVID-19, with a modified ceremony that will adhere to state guidelines for gatherings during the pandemic. The outdoor ceremony honoring the service and sacrifices of all veterans who have or are serving this country will be held Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Veterans of Foreign Wars […]

Local vets comforted by donation of quilts

DOVER — Three local Vietnam War veterans received a heartwarming acknowledgment of their service to country Monday afternoon, and emotions ran high. U.S. Air Force retiree Lawrence Gant choked up when describing the impact of receiving a “Quilt of Valor,” recognizing his 24-year military career. “It’s a great honor to all the veterans, and I […]

Combat veterans home planned for Redden Forest property

GEORGETOWN — Faith and divine intervention, David Forman says, is what brought him to the Deer Forest Road property where he someday plans to welcome combat veterans. He believes its “God’s providence.” Mr. Forman says the secluded ranch has a storied past, according to neighbors of the Redden Forest property. For decades, they say, a […]

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