Posts Tagged ‘Veterans Day’

Ralph DeQuebec lost his legs in Afghanistan to an improvised explosive device.

Running with no legs: The costs of war

By Owen Casas on Nov. 11, 2012, at 8:34 p.m.
It had been close to seven years since I had seen my friend Ralph DeQuebec. Ralph had been a powerhouse of a co-worker and friend the last time we worked together in the U.S. Marine Corps. However, on this occasion of our reuniting, Ralph lacked the use of his legs. …

Veterans Day 2012

on Nov. 11, 2012, at 6:18 p.m.
The recent war in Iraq and continuing war in Afghanistan give Veterans Day special urgency. The nation is encountering new types of warfare and its consequences, which include several deaths of soldiers from Maine this year. Today we recall with new respect the veterans of wars past and present. Congress …
Louis Tonero, quartermaster for VFW Post 109 in Ellsworth, displays a worn flag at the VFW Hall in Ellsworth on Sunday.

Ellsworth VFW ensures Old Glory always gets a proper send-off

By Mario Moretto on Nov. 11, 2012, at 6:13 p.m.
“The Stars and Stripes.” “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “The Red, White and Blue.” The Flag of the United States of America. Whatever one calls it, there are few symbols so iconically American. It is the central subject of the national anthem. So powerful is the symbol that American …
Galen Cole (left), founder of Cole Land Transportation Museum who was mayor of Bangor in 1958, talks with current Mayor Cary Weston about the planned monument to more than 110 Bangor men who were killed during World War II.

Dedication set for memorial to Bangor men killed in World War II

on Nov. 01, 2012, at 4:01 p.m.
Fifteen years after the Maine World War II Memorial was installed at Cole Land Transportation Museum, a granite monument naming all 112 Bangor men killed in the war will be dedicated during Veterans Day ceremonies. Museum founder Galen Cole, a Purple Heart veteran who attended Bangor High …