Memorial Day even more poignant as veterans die from virus

ATLANTA (AP) — One was a 94-year-old veteran of World War II who was the first of his 11 brothers to enlist in the military. One was a Vietnam veteran who lost his leg overseas and was always touched when people thanked him for his service. Another was drafted into the military at 18 and […]

Biden marks Memorial Day at veterans park near Delaware home

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more than two months on Monday as he marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a veterans park near his Delaware home. Since abruptly canceling a March 10 rally in Cleveland at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the presumptive Democratic […]

WWII veteran walks the walk for fundraising on V-E Day

POPERINGE, Belgium (AP) — Even though there were no major ceremonies across Europe, British veteran George Sutherland turned a determined walk into his own parade on Victory in Europe Day. The 98-year-old veteran laced up his best walking shoes to raise funds for a soldiers’ club in Flanders Field, which has been a home away […]

Virtual ceremony held in Hartford to remember fallen service members ahead of Memorial Day

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — There won’t be parades or large ceremonies this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Memorial Day will be celebrated to remember our heroes. Leading up to the holiday weekend, Thursday evening Governor Ned Lamont remembered the fallen in a ceremony. The crowd was small as our nation faces a very […]

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