Tuesday marks Veterans Day, during which we take time to honor the brave men and women who have served our country. Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on this day in 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress amended the holiday to include veterans of all U.S. wars in 1954.
The vets, some yawning, others clutching packs of cigarettes, trickle into a sun-splashed room for morning meditation. Some survived war long ago, others have fresh memories of combat.
The Veterans Administration reports that an internal investigation found no evidence that a Minnesota veteran’s appointment data was doctored after he died, three members of the state’s congressional delegation said Friday.
A would-be thief who picked the wrong woman to mess with is in jail. Blaine Police say he tried to snatch Kathy George’s purse outside a Cub Foods on Tuesday. She is still shaken after the tussle. “It felt uncomfortable from the start,” George said.
A fallen Minnesota Marine returned home Saturday to a community that honored his sacrifice. Hundreds gathered to pay their respects to Cpl. Caleb Erickson and remembered a life taken too soon.
An ex-Marine from Prior Lake is receiving one of the military’s top honors. Officials are presenting a Silver Star medal to Cpl. Ethan Nagel Tuesday at the Navy Operational Support Center in Minneapolis.
Three Marines have become the first women ever to graduate from the Corps’ tough enlisted infantry training school in North Carolina. Marine Corps spokeswoman Capt. Geraldine Carey says the three completed the rigorous 59-day course at Camp Geiger near Camp LeJeune and participated in a Thursday ceremony.
A Minnesota marine from New Prague received one of the military’s highest honors on Tuesday.
James Robbins got the message every expecting father waits nine long months to receive. But getting to the hospital in time wasn’t an option.
The Olympic Spirit lives this weekend in Woodbury. More than 1,200 Special Olympics athletes from across the state took part in the Minnesota Fall Games.
A 21-year-old Marine from Minnesota has died in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense said Thursday that Cpl. Taylor J. Baune, of Andover, died in combat Wednesday in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
A Minnesota Marine who was hit while driving his motorcycle and left for dead on the highway has come a long way.
A San Antonio man has been accused of manslaughter after a Marine friend who was visiting died from a shotgun blast.
A young Marine who lost his life while serving in Afghanistan will be laid to rest Monday.
A Marine from Minnesota will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty has ordered all U.S. and Minnesota flags flown at half-staff Tuesday at state and federal buildings to honor a slain Minnesota Marine.