Veteran'S Day

Latest Veteran'S Day Items
  • No public tickets for Mich St-UNC carrier game

    The Michigan State-North Carolina basketball game on an aircraft carrier on San Diego Bay on Veterans Day will be one tough ticket.

  • Illustration by Kevin Kreneck

    SCHENCK: For many troops, the war comes home

    This Veterans Day, let's not forget that while many of our soldiers are no longer in combat in Iraq, more than 50,000 servicemen remain in harm's way there and twice as many are still in combat operations in Afghanistan. Many experience improvised explosive devices, snipers and tense negotiations with local leaders on a daily basis. When they return home, they face equally difficult challenges, such as post-traumatic stress disorder and recovering from injuries sustained overseas. For military personnel, war is part of everyday life, and it is our duty as Americans to ensure they receive the support they need long after they return home.

  • ** FILE ** In a Dec. 3, 2009, file photo, Frank Buckles, from West Virginia, 108, appears on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate National Parks subcommittee. Buckles, now 109, America's last surviving World War I veteran and the honorary chairman of the World War I Memorial Foundation, said Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, that Congress should pass legislation to create a memorial in the nation's capital honoring veterans of that conflict. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    EDITORIAL: Serving those who served

    Frank W. Buckles, age 109, still gives interviews about World War I, of which he is the last living American veteran. By contrast, about 2.08 million American veterans of World War II remain among us, but nearly 1,000 die each day. More than 2.5 million Korean War veterans are still alive, and more than 7.5 million Vietnam vets. Gulf War vets number more than 2.25 million. In all, living veterans from war and peacetime service amount to nearly 24 million, including 1.4 million Americans currently on active duty. This amounts to less than 8 percent of the U.S. population. The other 92 percent of us owe them a debt of gratitude very difficult to repay.

  • NY to display rare artifacts at State Capitol

    The public is getting a rare opportunity to see some of New York state's most significant artifacts, including the documents that first exposed Benedict Arnold as a traitor and an original handwritten draft of George Washington's Farewell Address.

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