Tag: peacetime

Veteran’s dream granted

DALLAS — Monday morning, Jill Starbuck, and her partner, Richard, boarded a plane to fulfill a dream. Starbuck, a military veteran, has pancreatic cancer and

A meal worthy of heroes

For those who have given so much for country and community, it was a rare opportunity for them to be served for once, as a

American Legion meets monthly in Hermiston

Veterans from all eras and members of  American Legion Post 37 are encouraged to attend its monthly meetings.

They meet the first Monday of each month at 7 a.m. at the Hermiston VFW Hall ,45 W. Cherry Ave.

Chartered by Congress in 1919, the American Legion provides service to veterans, current military personnel and the communities in which they reside. The nonprofit organization is committed to advocating patriotism, mentoring youth and supporting worthwhile community programs, including American

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Atomic Veterans Day: Never forget

Today is Atomic Veterans Day. The occasion was first declared in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan, to mark the anniversary of the earliest detonation of a nuclear weapon on July 16, 1945, and to honor the hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members who witnessed and participated in the some 235 nuclear weapons tests that occurred between 1945 and 1963.

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ODVA Through the Years

In honor of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ 71st anniversary, which we recognize today, we offer a look back at some of the highlights from the agency’s history. The following are excerpts from the Vets News veterans newsletter, published regularly since Aug. 16, 1946.