Former World War II POW saluted: Chair of Honor ceremony recognizes Harvey Boswell, 96

In observance of National POW-MIA Recognition Day, the post dedicated a Rolling Thunder Chair of Honor in the presence of U.S. military veterans from the Korean and Vietnam wars and conflicts since, as well as elected officials and members of the Post 28 family. Also on hand was Harvey Boswell, a 96-year-old Angola Estates resident […]

Military & Veterans Mental Health Summit on tap

WILMINGTON — In order to provide America’s veterans with resources and tools for improved mental health, Wilmington Veterans Affairs Medical Center mental health professionals will be participating in the 2020 Military & Veterans Mental Health Summit Monday, Aug. 31-Sept. 4. The summit, hosted by the Mental Health Association in Delaware, will be focused on addressing […]

Frustrated wife gets long-awaited reunion

MILFORD — For five months during the coronavirus crisis, Gene Thornton’s mission was to be with her 72-year-old military husband in person at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford. Wednesday, Aug. 19 was the day she finally visited the man she married in 1976; U.S. Army veteran Donovan F. Jagger. Her husband has dementia, aphasia, […]

Clayton dedicates Main Street veterans park

CLAYTON — The project took more than three years from the initial idea to fundraising and construction, but a collaborative effort has brought the Clayton Veterans Park to completion. The town of Clayton hosted a dedication ceremony that drew a crowd of roughly 125 people Aug. 1, recapping the partnership of elected officials, area companies […]

Wreath laying for veterans in Millsboro still on for December

MILLSBORO — An encore performance matching 2019’s historic wreath-laying ceremony at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery may be out of the question. But there’s no question about the passion, respect and love for America’s veterans. “I know widows and widowers that have a husband or wife buried there at that cemetery, and that $15 they spend […]

Laying of wreaths for veterans in Millsboro still on

MILLSBORO — An encore performance matching 2019’s historic wreath-laying ceremony at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery may be out of the question. But there’s no question about the passion, respect and love for America’s veterans. “I know widows and widowers that have a husband or wife buried there at that cemetery, and that $15 they spend […]

Veterans turning more toward teleheath for VA care

WILMINGTON — Walk-in health care options remain for veterans, but they’re the path far less traveled as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. There’s been a seismic shift from offices toward telehealth — video to home services — at the Wilmington VA Medical Center (WVAMC) and across the nation, officials say. From Oct. 1, 2019 to June […]

Local American Legion post returns from brink with membership nearly quadrupled

MILFORD — Early last year, Milford’s American Legion Post 3 was struggling. It had no permanent building and just 52 registered members. Today, the organization has nearly quadrupled its membership numbers and has a new space on North Dupont Boulevard with a full bar and grill. “The American Legion is a veterans’ service organization based […]

Wilmington VA works to keep residents connected

WILMINGTON — Because of visitation limitations due to COVID-19, Wilmington VA Medical Center’s Community Living Center staff had to adjust to overcome these challenges to keep the 40 veterans who live there entertained. “We acted quickly and fiercely to make the tough choice to limit in-person visitations to minimize the chance of exposure to our […]

Dover caregiver recognized by Elizabeth Dole Foundation

DOVER — Silvia Lopez has spent the past decade as a caregiver for her husband, Alex, a U.S. Army veteran who served as a mortuary affairs specialist for 15 years. For her dedication as a veteran caregiver, Mrs. Lopez has been recognized by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation as a member of its 2020 class of […]