Best Bets: Comedian Nevers brings the funny for Delaware Veterans Trust Fund

Zenneth Nevers mixes comedy with philanthropy in a way not often seen. As head of the Nevers Foundation, Mr. Nevers’ charity helps children who are homeless, sick or victims of child abuse. He’s also a standup comedian, performing all over the country. The charity came first and then the jokes followed. But the two are […]

World War II veteran honored: John Gordon Blythe receives Quilt of Valor

MAGNOLIA — When World War II veteran John Gordon Blythe looks back on his service, he said it was an honor to serve his country. For Robin Aschenberg, it was an honor to stitch his Quilt of Valor, which he received alongside nine other veterans during a ceremony last Tuesday night. “I just feel terribly […]

Delaware Veterans Coalition to meet on January 27

DOVER — The Delaware Veterans Coalition will hold its bimonthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. at FOP Lodge 3, 1584 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover. The meeting will include the election of president, vice president, treasurer and secretary to two-year terms. The agenda also will include a discussion of the Delaware Veterans Home […]

Presentation focuses on veteran health services

GEORGETOWN — Nearly 80,000 military veterans call Delaware home, having served their country with honor and distinction — in conflicts overseas or by protecting the homeland. For many, some of the most difficult struggles didn’t end on a battlefield or even during their service: those came in the years afterward, as veterans have aged and […]

Boscov’s donates gifts to area veterans

MIDDLETOWN — For local veterans, the holidays arrived a bit early this month. The Christmas trees set up at Warriors Helping Warriors and Victory Village now have Boscov’s bags tucked under them, ready for the season. “We just wanted to keep the veterans very warm this year,” said Osceola Page-Purdue, a spokeswoman for Boscov’s. With […]

Every veteran at Millsboro cemetery honored with a wreath

MILLSBORO — Beneath a low, gray cloud ceiling, the field at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in a matter of minutes became a sea of green and red Saturday morning. Hundreds of volunteers teamed with family and friends of veterans in a huge turnout to place wreaths at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery on National Wreaths […]

Veterans remembered at Harrington cemetery

HARRINGTON — Three generations of the Spence family were among a crowd of at least 100 community members who gathered Saturday morning at Hollywood Cemetery in Harrington to lay wreaths on the graves of veterans from around the area. Their journey to the cemetery became a family reunion of sorts as they stepped up to […]

Letter to the Editor: Health care: Immigrants or veterans

Ms. Blunt-Rochester: Your comments of Nov. 22 at Delaware State University show you are fiscally irresponsible and detached from constituents. An elected representative of Delaware pathetically says this is not an “either or” situation. You treat our Treasury as a bottomless pit. The “situation” with migrants and illegal immigrants is among the “either or” elements […]

Speak Out: Immigrants over veterans?

Backing recent legislation to establish uniform medical screening processes for migrants apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol didn’t minimize the importance of supporting veterans, U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester stressed at a town hall style meeting. “It was not a choice between veterans and illegal people,” she said before a diverse gathering of 150 or […]

Commentary: Vote on standards act was not a vote against veterans

Recently, an inaccurate opinion piece by the chairwoman of the Delaware Republican Party, Jane Brady, was published calling into question a recent vote I took in the House of Representatives. (“To whom do we owe more – our vets or immigrants in custody?” Nov. 18) The vote in question was on H.R. 3525, the U.S. […]