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GUEST COMMENTARY: Reflection, Renewal on Fourth of July

GUEST COMMENTARY: Reflection, Renewal on Fourth of July

The Fourth of July weekend celebrates community, local as well as national. Parades featuring people in uniform — scouts, firefighters and police as well as the military — traditionally are a fixture. Military uniforms remind us of the role of war in our history — and present. The current Ve…

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Enduring lessons from fateful D-Day

GUEST COMMENTARY: Enduring lessons from fateful D-Day

From ancient times, amphibious military invasions are rightly regarded as particularly difficult. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the greatest such operation, the Allies’ invasion of France in World War II, on June 6, 1944 — D-Day.

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Essence of Memorial Day

GUEST COMMENTARY: Essence of Memorial Day

The scandal regarding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs continues to escalate rapidly, providing a major ethical as well as political challenge to the Obama administration. Allegations of willful neglect and falsification of records are indeed shocking.

May 24, 2014 12:00 am
WWII veteran's 'one day' of service became a fight for his life

WWII veteran's 'one day' of service became a fight for his life

Less than two months before Pearl Harbor, William Kadar joined the U.S. Army at the request of Uncle Sam.

November 10, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Times winning readers welcoming 2012 today with 'Vienna' symphony concert

OFFBEAT: Times winning readers welcoming 2012 today with 'Vienna' symphony concert

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 02, 2012 12:00 am
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