SOUND OFF DELAWARE: Delaware Veterans Home woes

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. Readers reacted to a recent letter headlined “Delaware veterans suffer effects of overworked, underpaid staff” by certified nursing assistant Local 3936 Union President Lakeisha McKeithan: • My husband has been a resident […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Delaware veterans suffer effects of overworked, underpaid staff

When one thinks of a nursing home, we imagine smiling faces and bright-eyed demeanors. While that may be true, there is a resentment brewing like a pressure cooker right beneath the surface. Employees, both underpaid and overworked, face daily mandation. Nurses and CNAs, already scheduled eight- and 12-hour shifts, are being mandated to stay an […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Veterans Administration to blame for most problems

Mr. Malloy, I read your letter (“House vets at military bases”). Novel idea but bad idea. Most of the military bases that were closed were due to age of facilities and environmental impacts. We as the taxpayers would not have this problem if our current POTUS had not mettled with this immigration issue, whether he’s […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Veterans Administration to blame for most problems

Mr. Malloy, I read your letter (“House vets at military bases”). Novel idea but bad idea. Most of the military bases that were closed were due to age of facilities and environmental impacts. We as the taxpayers would not have this problem if our current POTUS had not mettled with this immigration issue, whether he’s […]

Veterans Trust Fund seeks help for ‘those who served’

DOVER — No spot in Dover is more reminiscent of the nation’s independence than The Green. It’s said that 30 influential men from the state’s three counties gathered there to throw down the gauntlet to the British and dare them to oppose American independence. To pay homage to the brave gestures of the forefathers and […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: House veterans at military bases

The Pentagon is preparing to house foreigners at closed military bases at taxpayers’ expense. We have thousands of homeless vets living in the streets struggling to get food and assistance with medical needs and jobs. It would be better to open these closed bases to our vets. They will be housed with other vets that […]

Veterans’ Memory Care Unit displays technological advances

MILFORD — It was described as a major construction project in one of the wings at the Delaware Veterans Home. The long-term care facility showed off its specialized Memory Care Unit on the newly renovated “Gold Wing” on Friday afternoon. Military veterans at the hospital will receive the quality of life they deserve and keep […]

Vets’ advocate to keynote Vietnam Veterans Day

DOVER — Veterans’ advocate Rosely Robinson will serve as keynote speaker at the annual Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony Saturday at the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park. The event, set for 2 p.m. at the park at 760 S. Little Creek Road, is open to the public. Mrs. Robinson is the founder of A Hero’s Welcome […]

Tet Offensive remembered, 50 years later

DOVER — For many six-year-olds growing up in 1968, especially in America, their childhoods are filled with memories of jump ropes, ice cream and family vacations at the beach. Quoc-anh Nguyen, a South Vietnamese expatriate, remembers bombs, bullets and fear. As a first-grader in 1968, Mr. Nguyen found himself in the heart of the Tet […]

Senator objects to monument honoring women in war

DOVER — One probably would not expect a monument honoring women who served in war to be controversial, but a proposal to create such a tribute drew an objection from the Senate minority leader earlier this month. The suggestion for a slab focused solely on Delaware women who joined the military and contributed to past […]