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The national American Legion was founded in 1919, 100 years ago this year. Within months of that first charter, Essex County veterans of World War I came together to secure benefits, outreach, policy, education and community support... Read more

The Sun

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The old live with their memories, the young with their daydreams. As a member of the former, I remember when borders were for protection, not barriers to social justice. The flag was saluted and not used as fuel at a protest. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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LAKE GEORGE | Local citizens should urge their federal politicians to fully fund ongoing efforts to recover the remains of soldiers killed overseas in combat, the leader of Warren County’s annual P.OW.-M.I.A. ceremony said June 2. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Throughout the Town of Plattsburgh, banners are proudly displayed along the sides of roads, specifically Smithfield Boulevard, Plaza Boulevard and on the Route 3-22B split from Hammond Lane. Read more

The Sun

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WILMINGTON | Essex County American Legion posts will officially re-dedicate the Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway on Sunday. Read more

The Sun

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PORT HENRY | LeRoy Vanderhoof served in the Navy during World War II, and was a signalman aboard the amphibious LSMR-190 during the battle of Okinawa on May 4, 1945. Read more

The Sun

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WARRENSBURG | Local American Legion official Gene Pierce gazed out at the crowd of several hundred citizens gathered May 27 for Warrensburg’s annual Memorial Day ceremony. Read more

The Sun

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Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Read more

Guest Columnists

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TICONDEROGA | All are invited to experience the Ticonderoga area Memorial Day Weekend with multiple celebrations, events and family focused opportunities in Hague, Crown Point and Ticonderoga. Read more

The Sun

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TICONDEROGA | As Memorial Day approached, the Hometown Heroes banner project came to Ticonderoga last week, as images of local soldiers went up on town utility poles as a proud band of veterans and supporters followed along. Read more

The Sun

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RUTLAND | When Cold War-era U.S. Navy veteran Donald McColgan, a resident of Rutland County, turned to the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction for help with an extreme dental problem... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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NEW RUSSIA | Ansel Holcomb was the only son of one of the first pioneer families to settle here. Read more

The Sun

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National Poppy Day is Friday, May 24. Show your support by wearing a red poppy to honor all veterans who died in the name of liberty, freedom and democracy. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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BEEKMANTOWN | When the 27th North Country Honor Flight participants leave their send-off ceremony Saturday, they will have additional company for part of their parade route to Plattsburgh International Airport. Read more

The Sun

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On Wednesday, April 24, John Rassmusen and I traveled to Keeseville to Danny Kaifetz’s Adirondack Flagpoles Co. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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In state government, there are many causes worth fighting for. But none are more gratifying than when the public’s interests win out over political forces. Read more

Guest Columnists

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Local veterans are planning proper disposal ceremonies for faded, torn and tattered American flags. Read more

The Sun

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CHESTERTOWN | Ten years ago this fall, Jeremiah Monroe of Brant Lake — and a graduate of North Warren High School — sacrificed his life for his nation. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Local officials unveiled preliminary designs for a new waterfront park last week. Read more

The Sun

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Before the festive holiday season last year, Don Romaca’s wife was met with a confounding notification in her mailbox: the Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) sent her a condolence letter in the mail for the death of her husband... Read more

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