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 […]

Hats off for the arrival of USS Delaware

DOVER — Some notes and quotes in between headlines and deadlines *** News of the USS Delaware may have slipped under the radar of most Delawareans. The nuclear submarine bearing our state’s name is now in the hands of the U.S. Navy. At Monday’s Veterans Day ceremony at the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park, U.S. […]

Veteran resolve: Military goes from war to career for Smyrna’s Richardson

DOVER — It was an autumn day in November of 1950 when William Richardson’s life changed forever. That was when he discovered that Selective Service had made him one of more than 1.5 million men who were drafted into the Korean War, which lasted from June 1950 until the armistice agreement in 1953. Many might […]

Letter to the Editor: Reflect on, honor veterans on Veterans Day and beyond

On Veterans Day, we are reminded to reflect on and appreciate the sacrifices made by those who have served our great nation. Since 1919 when President Woodrow Wilson declared Nov. 11 to be Armistice Day, Americans have had a proud tradition of celebrating veterans and all they do to safeguard the freedoms we hold dear. […]

Letter to the Editor: Give them all glory

I have interviewed more than fifty WWII veterans, and helped them each write their story. When asked to pick my favorite story, it led to the following poem, in which each line relates to a specific veteran I have interviewed: From those whom I’ve met You ask for the best story I can’t say just […]