Category: Military

  • Oahu Hiking Trail is Described as ‘Living History’

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    Tucked away behind a row of homes in Lanikai lies a narrow dirt path that gradually turns into a steep, rocky incline up the Kaiwa Ridge. Reach the first flat area of the hike and you’ll see a small concrete structure off in the distance. That structure is your destination — and it not only […]

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  • WWII Vetera is Still Serving in His Own Way

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    Veterans helping veterans. That’s what Veterans Day means to Tom McKeown Sr. McKeown, 96, has served his fellow veterans in the decades since his service as a Marine in World War II. Pvt. 1st Class McKeown earned the Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal and WWII Victory Medal while serving with the 1st Raider Battalion […]

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  • Military Museum Dedicated to Veterans Not War

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    Military museums across the United States and around the world often offer visitors glimpses of world wars, commemorating the men and women who sacrificed their lives for their country. The National Veterans Memorial and Museum has a broader goal: to represent veterans — not just war. War stories are present, of course, but they aren’t […]

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  • Remembering Those Who Served

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    Valor — great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle — is a word often associated with military veterans. They are appreciated by most U.S. citizens who recognize the centuries of historical significance to obtain and preserve the freedoms experienced by residents and visitors to the nation often called America — even though […]

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  • Ways You Can Honor Veterans All Year Long

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    Every year on November 11, Americans honor the 19.6 million active and former US service members who have gone to war. Veterans Day is marked by parades, speeches and solemn ceremonies offering a nation’s appreciation. Here are ways to go beyond saying “thanks for your service” and truly make a difference in a veteran’s life […]

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  • Remember to Thank a Veteran this Veterans Day

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    Sunday (Nov. 11), we celebrate Veterans Day. Veterans Day gives us the opportunity to honor and show appreciation to the brave men and women who pledged their allegiance to our country and served in times of both war and peace. This Veterans Day, Indiana Rep. Randy Frye suggests we acknowledge the sacrifices made by those […]

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  • The Meaning of a Veteran

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    Some veterans bear visible signs of their service: a missing limb, a jagged scar, a look in the eye. Others may carry the evidence inside them: a pin holding a bone together, a piece of shrapnel in the leg — or perhaps another sort of inner steel: the soul’s alloy forged in the refinery of […]

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  • Places Across the Nation Veterans Can Get Free Meals and Discounts this Veterans Day

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    This Veterans Day, veterans and active-duty military can take advantage of an extra day of deals. As they do each year, restaurants are saluting veterans by offering free food and meal deals. Thanks to the federal holiday falling on Sunday, it’s officially observed Monday. This leads to a split with some businesses showing their appreciation Sunday and others […]

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  • Crowd Kept Growing for this Unclaimed Veteran

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    Marine and Vietnam Veteran Sgt. Leo Stokely passed away with no known family. His funeral was to be for an unclaimed veteran. Friday, a crowd saw just how powerful our country’s respect for those who served can be. The crowd just kept growing Friday as people made their way up the hill at Middle Tennessee […]

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  • Unclaimed Veteran Laid to Rest With Honor

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    Days before Veteran’s Day, a Marine Corps Sergeant will be laid to rest in Nashville. Sgt. Leo Stokely was unclaimed and has no known family, but his funeral is shaping up to be an event fit for a hero. Sgt. Stokely will be laid to rest Friday morning at 10 am. The Vietnam war veteran […]

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