Matching fundraiser offered for wreaths at veterans cemetery in Millsboro

MILLSBORO — Last December, a small army of volunteers placed 1,359 wreaths on graves of military veterans buried in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Several days later, another 766 were placed. Sadly, not every grave at the cemetery just north of Millsboro received a wreath. A promotion coinciding with National Military Appreciation Month in May […]

VFW, American Legion combine forces in Milford

MILFORD — The American Legion in Milford is hoping to make a comeback with help from fellow veterans at Blue Hen VFW after years of struggling to stay afloat. “We were dying. Our population is getting relatively older. They’re in their late 70s to 80s. It’s harder for them to get out and come to […]

Pearl Harbor monument dedicated at Lake Como

SMYRNA — Warriors past, present and future gathered near the edge of chilly Lake Como on Friday, connected by service to country. With flags flapping overhead due to a consistent breeze into their faces, about 275 attendees gamely witnessed the unveiling of a monument dedicated to those who perished during the Japanese attack on Pearl […]

Veterans Day at Walter L. Fox Post 2: Being a veteran is ‘the greatest reward’

DOVER — U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. (Retired) Dennis Desilet had his keynote speech all prepared and placed neatly in a folder for the Walter L. Fox Post 2 Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday morning. However, those prepared pages never made it out of that folder, as Mr. Desilet looked out at the large […]

Support for America’s veterans on parade in Laurel

LAUREL – America’s annual salute to military veterans was on parade in Laurel Saturday. In its sixth year, the 2018 Eastern Shore Veterans Day Parade featured a record 92 entries, drawing participants from throughout the Eastern Shore region and beyond. Participants and spectators braved chilly temperature and biting wind. “There’s a lot of people here […]

Vietnam nurse will speak at Veterans Day event in Dover

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DOVER − Rhona K. Prescott, a nurse who served in Vietnam, will be the keynote speaker at a Veterans Day ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Kent County Veterans Memorial Park. The event is hosted by Kent County Chapter 850 of the Vietnam Veterans of America. Ms. Prescott served multiple roles in Vietnam […]

Events for weekend’s observance of Veterans Day are listed

Dover Elks set dinner program DOVER — Dover Elks invites all veterans to their Veterans Day ceremony and dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 10, Dover Elks Lodge 1903, 200 Saulsbury Road, Dover. The ceremony begins at 4 p.m. followed by dinner. For more information, call 736-1903. Honor Our Fallen at VFW Post […]

Commentary: Thank a US military veteran each and every day

On Veterans Day we recognize the men and women who have served the country with courage, integrity and valor. They deserve thanks not only one day a year, but every day. Over a period of four decades, I had the privilege of serving with three generations of veterans from Vietnam in 1966-68, through my retirement […]

Commentary: Presidents as veterans are becoming dying breed

As we commemorate Veterans Day, it is interesting to examine the military record of America’s presidents. There are certainly important ramifications to having a president who was a member of the military prior to his election, as there are risks of not having such. In terms of general statistics, 31 of 44 U.S. presidents have […]

Veterans Day ceremonies set in Western Sussex

SEAFORD — Veterans’ groups in western Sussex will host Veterans Day ceremonies this weekend. The Seaford Veterans Day ceremony will be held Sunday, Nov. 11. The event, sponsored by the Seaford Veterans Committee, will begin at 11 a.m. at Kiwanis Memorial Park adjacent to the intersection of Stein Highway and Atlanta Road. The scheduled guest […]