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Veterans Day 2016 – a short look back

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There’s no school. The post office shuts down. Even the federal reserve takes a holiday on November 11th. Why? It’s a “holiday” to honor all service men and women: Veterans Day.   Many forget why the holiday exists. There are few WWI veterans who are still with us. The war that introduced trench warfare and was considered one of the ...

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Making the connection: Loss of WWII veterans sparks concern for youth

Members of the Texas Permian Basin Honor Flight join Gold Star family members in laying wreaths at the gravestones of fallen heroes Staff Sgt. Joshua Mills and Staff Sgt. Matthew West at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., September 19, 2014. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Cody W. Torkelson)

While waiting to honor fellow veterans at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., Odessa veteran Joe. B. White slowly unfolded a sailor’s cap and placed it on his great-grandson’s head. The 7-year-old and 88-year-old shared a smile. White was one of dozens of local World War II veterans who participated in the inaugural Texas Permian Basin Honor ...

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Veterans’ group helps keep lights on, food on the table

The Golden Gate National Cemetery

Veterans Day is a time when more than 22 million Americans are honored for their service. Of that number, more than 1.5 million are in Texas, according to the governor’s office. While many veterans leave their service whole, thousands of others struggle with disabilities that no holiday can mask. This is where the organization Disabled American Veterans can help. When ...

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Parades, celebrations part of Texas salute to vets

DALLAS — Parades and festivals have been scheduled to honor military veterans across Texas. Parades were planned Tuesday in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and a number of other Texas cities as part of Veterans Day. Gov.-elect Greg Abbott attends a Veterans Day service in Brownsville. Some communities honored veterans last weekend, including parades Saturday in San Angelo, Amarillo and ...

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