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 […]

GUEST OPINION: Schools have special role to honor America’s veterans

As educators, we strive to demonstrate to our students the values of service, selflessness and sacrifice embodied by our veterans, whether they served during conflict or peacetime. They gave up connections to home and family, went through grueling training, and were sent to far-off bases, ships and postings. Some fought and were wounded. Some healed […]

Female warriors honored: Delaware Women’s Service Monument a big hit

DOVER — It all began with a female-flavored fourth annual Veterans Day Parade down Loockerman Street and ended with the unveiling of the Delaware Women’s Service Monument at Legislative Hall on Saturday. It was a day of military pride in downtown Dover for Delawareans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces, which this time around […]

Veteran transports remains of fellow vets to cemeteries in military-themed vehicle

WILMINGTON — His last trip will inevitably come, as everyone’s does. Until then, Ron Elliott will continue driving his makeshift hearse from funeral home to cemetery. The 73-year-old Vietnam veteran has transported deceased ex-military members to their final resting place for nearly three decades. “I’m hoping I can keep it going until the day they […]