veterans

Wreaths Across America honors Auburn-area's fallen service members

The first annual Wreaths Across American brought hundreds of people out in the chilly morning on Saturday to take part in a ceremony honoring veterans' grave sites with wreaths ...

Beyond the meatloaf, a message

Beyond the meatloaf and the fried chicken, there’s an important message. It’s one of thanks, Auburn Elks veterans chairman Rudy Pelzman said Thursday. And that expres ...

Veterans reflect on World War II

They are all in their 90s now, but they remember so well. The sacrifice, the horror. On Friday, they spoke at the Auburn Library, to more than 100 people who jammed into the Be ...

Another View: Flora Belle a vet of the ‘Greatest Generation’

Flora Belle Reece passed away a little over a year ago in Lancaster, California. Her name will be unfamiliar to Auburnites, but I’m bringing her up in this column because it& ...

Reader input: A special hero among heroe

To begin with, knowing that Veterans Day is just around the corner, I would like to give a well-deserved giant  shout-out to my fellow veterans for all they have done and cont ...

Reader input: Vets are trained to be EMTs

Military veterans receive some of the best medical training and experience available when serving our country. Their sacrifices, commitment to duty, and ability to get the job done ...

Reader input: Support Wreaths Across America

The “Wreaths Across American” program has finally come to Auburn.  Beautiful, natural balsam wreaths will be laid on as many veterans grave sites as possible at ou ...

Reader input: Veterans ail as politicians bask

Right on, Bryan Johnson! (“Reward troops like we do politicians,” Journal July 14.) The men and women in our armed services put their lives on the line, may return scar ...

Reader Input: Reward troops like we do politicians

Yes Mr. (Jim) Beall Sr., I have never understood how it is that our elected officials can retire or be voted out of office and still receive the quality medical care afforded them ...

Reader Input: Help the many who helped US

John Bury (“Vietnam vets feel excluded,” Reader Input, July 5) makes a heartfelt plea on behalf of Vietnam vets who have not been properly cared for regarding their exp ...

Reader input: Vietnam vets feel excluded

It has come of a common opinion amongst Vietnam War veterans that Congress tends to exclude mostly Blue Water Vietnam veterans for VA benefits. This group of veterans never had boo ...

Reader Input: We should always help the homeless

This is in response to the post in the Auburn Journal, on Friday, March 20 titled, “Stop welcoming criminal element.” The letter to the editor states that “all ...

Media Life: Vets gain tombstones at Weimar TB graveyard

The recent PBS TV “American Experience” documentary provided a jaw-dropping look at tuberculosis, a disease that was one of the big nightmares of past generations. Pla ...

Reader input: Local help for area veterans

I couldn’t agree more with Maria Winborne-Graven’s letter (Reader Input,  Jan. 9), “Vets don’t need drug therapy.”   The fallout from the ...

Another View: It’s time to start hiring our heroes

In November, the American people sent a message that was heard loud and clear: The status quo in Washington is not working. Our country cannot afford another two years of lofty rhe ...