Memorial Day

Heroes fought for freedom

Memorial Day ? a day set aside to honor our fallen military. These men and women fought for America to keep our freedoms. Did these veterans sacrifice the ultimate for nothing? We ...

Students fascinated by WWII speakers

E.V. Cain Charter Middle School students circled around World War II veteran Commander Francis Ferry as he shared his war stories ? namely co-leading the team that sunk the Japanes ...

US veterans give their all

I read with interest Mr. Don Hulse’s letter of Nov. 21, “Casualties of war not mere statistics.” I couldn’t agree more. Many combat veterans become casualties years later w ...

Event allows 200 Auburn students to ‘Meet our Troops’

Local students got a chance to learn about and thank military representatives just in time for Memorial Day. St. Joseph’s Catholic School hosted a Meet our Troops! event Friday ...

Draftees tried to not have lives taken

With the celebration of Memorial Day there are inevitably the patriotic comments of military personnel “giving their lives for their country.” As a Korean War veteran with two ...

New water-sports make a splash

The beach isn’t the only place for surfers to hang-ten anymore. With the up-and-coming sport of wakesurfing, catching the thrill of riding a wave is as close as a local lake no ...

Memorial Day chance to remember veterans

Local residents can show their gratitude for veterans this Memorial Day. Auburn and Newcastle have ceremonies planned for Monday including a gathering at the War Memorial at 9 a.m ...

Poppies represent, provide possibilities for veterans

An Auburn group is glad to help keep the memories of veterans who have passed away alive while also helping those who are still with us. Auburn’s American Legion Auxiliary Post ...

Veterans pay respect for fallen soldiers

Local members of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Legion and Semper Fi Association performed Memorial Day ceremonies at four area cemeteries Monday morning in front of very ...

Please respect veterans’ graves

My husband and I attended the Memorial Day service at the New Auburn Cemetery this morning (May 31, 2010), as we have for the past 26 years. Our son is buried in the military secti ...

A Memorial Day thank you

Thank you to local Boy Scouts and veterans’ groups who decorated over 1,500 veteran graves with flags in the New and Old Auburn cemeteries. Though the weather was less than p ...

Ceremonies honor fallen heroes

“In this cemetery, valor sleeps,” Bonnie Potter said to the veterans and families of the fallen at New Auburn Cemetery Monday morning. The Memorial Day service commemorated so ...

Ceremonies planned for Memorial Day

Auburn-area veterans commemorate Memorial Day Monday with a succession of ceremonies, beginning at 9 a.m. at the New Auburn Cemetery, 1040 Collins Drive. The ceremony at the War ...

Memorial Day often overlooked

It is easy to celebrate Memorial Day and allow its true meaning to escape us. Gathering at barbecues or ball games with family and friends, Americans often overlook the holiday’s ...

Holiday travel expected to jump this year

While the weather this week has been less than summer-like, surveys predict that more people will travel this weekend to celebrate the kickoff to warmer temperatures. According t ...