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Cedar Lake Parks Foundation lands grant for taps recording

CEDAR LAKE | Thanks to the Cedar Lake Parks Foundation, lakeside residents soon will hear taps being played at sunset.

August 23, 2013 12:00 am
Taps audio system arrives in time to honor region Civil War vet

Taps audio system arrives in time to honor region Civil War vet

CROWN POINT | A new sound system honoring veterans is arriving just in time to celebrate the life of a Crown Point colonel who fell in battle 150 years ago.

June 28, 2013 7:34 pm Photos

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Heritage of Heroes pays tribute to soldiers

Heritage of Heroes pays tribute to soldiers

VALPARAISO | Local businessman Bill Wellman regaled the crowd assembled Saturday with a story about seeing fellow Hoosier and war correspondent Ernie Pyle during his service in World War II.

May 25, 2013 7:30 pm Photos

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A 'lights out' plan to honor fallen soldiers

A 'lights out' plan to honor fallen soldiers

WWII veteran Bill Wellman with his taps system that he has set up at his house to play the musical piece each evening at sunset. The device adjusts the time automatically, and is the same system the company will be putting downtown in Valparaiso.

April 06, 2013 12:00 am
A 'lights out' plan to honor fallen soldiers

A 'lights out' plan to honor fallen soldiers

Bill Wellman, a WWII veteran, is reflected in his framed Marine Corps uniform at his Valparaiso home. Wellman has an automatic system set up at his house to play taps each evening at sunset. The device adjusts the time automatically, and is the same system that will be installed in downtown …

April 06, 2013 12:00 am
A 'lights out' plan to honor fallen soldiers

A 'lights out' plan to honor fallen soldiers

VALPARAISO | If you hear taps being played at sunset in downtown Valparaiso soon, don't think the city administration expects you to turn out the lights and go to bed.

April 05, 2013 10:45 pm Photos

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Veterans organizations' ranks are older, fewer

In September, my father Glenn H. Ghrist Jr., a World War II veteran, passed away. At that time I reported that through some unfortunate mix-up, no representatives from any veterans organizations came out to conduct his funeral.

November 25, 2011 12:00 am
THURM FERREE: Sleep well, all you heroes and heroines

THURM FERREE: Sleep well, all you heroes and heroines

Please excuse me for not doing a column on politics. I was so touched by what I saw in the 9/11 history broadcast on TV and in the newspapers. It became so fresh again as we watched those who told their stories of parents, family members and friends in the downing of the two World Trade Cent…

September 22, 2011 12:00 am
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