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. […]

Letter to the Editor: Choice is not immigrants over veterans

In a commentary on Nov. 18 in the DSN by Jane Brady, current chairwoman of the Delaware Republican Party, she asserted that experts have said that it will take another nine years to create an electronic medical records system (EHR) for all our injured in combat veterans and those who develop health issues, while she […]

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 […]