Commentary: To whom do we owe more – our vets or immigrants in custody?

Recently, the House of Representatives passed a bill (HR3525) that would require the federal government to create a universal electronic medical records system for the benefit of individuals in the custody of the Border Patrol (illegal immigrants) within 90 days. It is important that doctors treating any patient know all that patient’s medical issues, prescribed […]

Commentary: Hats off for the arrival of USS Delaware

DOVER — Some notes and quotes in between headlines and deadlines *** News of the USS Delaware may have slipped under the radar of most Delawareans. The nuclear submarine bearing our state’s name is now in the hands of the U.S. Navy. At Monday’s Veterans Day ceremony at the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park, U.S. […]

Veteran resolve: Military goes from war to career for Smyrna’s Richardson

DOVER — It was an autumn day in November of 1950 when William Richardson’s life changed forever. That was when he discovered that Selective Service had made him one of more than 1.5 million men who were drafted into the Korean War, which lasted from June 1950 until the armistice agreement in 1953. Many might […]

Letter to the Editor: Reflect on, honor veterans on Veterans Day and beyond

On Veterans Day, we are reminded to reflect on and appreciate the sacrifices made by those who have served our great nation. Since 1919 when President Woodrow Wilson declared Nov. 11 to be Armistice Day, Americans have had a proud tradition of celebrating veterans and all they do to safeguard the freedoms we hold dear. […]

Letter to the Editor: Give them all glory

I have interviewed more than fifty WWII veterans, and helped them each write their story. When asked to pick my favorite story, it led to the following poem, in which each line relates to a specific veteran I have interviewed: From those whom I’ve met You ask for the best story I can’t say just […]

Commentary: For Veterans Day, what is the secret of America?

What is America’s secret? How is this country “exceptional” or “unique?” For this Veterans Day, let us consider this question. To my mind, Veterans’ Day is an even more important holiday than even the Fourth of July. We declared our freedom on July 4; we kept it because of the sacrifices made Americans on Veterans’ […]

Commentary: The importance of reaching out to our veterans

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Isiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Monday is Veterans Day. To most, it’s a day off. Nothing wrong with that. But for the less than 1 percent who serve in uniform, this […]

Cupcake Wars fundraiser supports Home of the Brave II

MILLSBORO — On National Make a Difference Day Saturday, youth was served — and hundreds of cupcakes sold — in a Cupcake Wars fundraiser at American Legion Post 28 supporting Home of the Brave II, the transitional home in Milford for homeless female veterans. Skyler and Riley Schmidt, sisters who are active members in the […]

Letter to the Editor: Delaware Trust Fund dinner upcoming

“All gave some; some gave all,” are words that ring true to every generation of American veterans whose sacrifices enable us to remain secure in our homes. On Nov. 11, our nation will observe Veterans Day and honor the sacrifices our men and women have made to ensure our freedom since 1776. There are a […]

Commentary: Shedding a tear for a warrior battling FTD

Subordinate officer, best friend, lover, wife, caregiver, advocate, mind reader — the evolution of my relationship with my husband. Don suffers with Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD), a little-known disease that cannot be prevented, cured, or slowed down. The Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration’s Food for Thought Week and FTD World Wide Awareness Week coincide with Don’s birthday […]

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