Follow the lead of veterans, judge says

Follow the lead of veterans, judge says

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Brian Knox

In a time of political polarization and heated rhetoric in our nation, we should follow the examples of our veterans.

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Rhome remembers

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Austin Jackson

The Rhome Veterans Day celebration took place Saturday morning in Rhome.

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We won’t come back till it’s over ‘Over There’

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Joy Burgess-Carrico

I love putting together the Veterans Day section every year. I start thinking about it months ahead of time. Since this year marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, it seemed obvious to concentrate on WWI for this year's edition.

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Why we honor our veterans

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Gerre Joiner

Recently, my grandchildren were out of school for the day and I wondered why. I had forgotten that it was Columbus Day.

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Saluting veterans

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Joe Duty

Students and veterans across Wise County honored Veterans Day during breakfast at Rann Elementary School in Decatur Friday.

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Fit-N-Wise to honor vets

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2018
By Richard Greene

As the fitness programs manager at Fit-N-Wise, DeAnne Martin has developed friendships with many veterans taking part in classes and programs at the gym.

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Weekend Planner for Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Veterans Day is Sunday, but several activities honoring veterans are being held this week through next Monday.

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Giving back: Volunteers serve up smiles, warm meals

Published Wednesday, October 31, 2018
By Austin Jackson

For four years, Mount Bouldin served in the Navy. For 50 years, the Paradise resident laid brick. Now, the 83-year-old lives a simple life complicated by decades of backbreaking work.

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Hero comes home: Remains of fallen WWII soldier return after 74 years

Hero comes home: Remains of fallen WWII soldier return after 74 years

Published Saturday, October 26, 2018
By Austin Jackson

It took 74 years, several DNA tests and a lengthy flight to DFW International Airport, but the remains of Army Sergeant James Kenneth Park, who went missing during World War II, have finally returned home.

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9/11: Remembering those lost, honoring those who serve

9/11: Remembering those lost, honoring those who serve

Published Saturday, September 15, 2018
By Brian Knox

Tuesday was a day to both remember those who were lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and honor first responders who often find themselves in dangerous situations.

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College creating veterans center

Published Saturday, September 1, 2018
By Brian Knox

Weatherford College Wise County wants to let local veterans know they are welcome at the campus.

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Inside D.C.: Thornberry says president shouldn’t base security clearance decisions on statements

Inside D.C.: Thornberry says president shouldn’t base security clearance decisions on statements

Published Wednesday, August 22, 2018
By Brian Knox

U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry said Saturday he doesn't believe the president should pick who has their security clearances taken away once they leave government service based on what they say about him.

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True grit: 73rd Lost Battalion Reunion honors hero

True grit: 73rd Lost Battalion Reunion honors hero

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Austin Jackson

When an 18-year-old Rufus Choate stepped on the scale before entering the Pacific Theater as a Texas National Guardsman, he weighed 155 pounds. When he returned home from Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945, he weighed just 97.

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Forever bound: Decatur to host 73rd annual Lost Battalion Reunion

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Forty-two months of anguish, starvation and experiencing the depths of man's depravity created bonds that could not be broken between the members of the Lost Battalion, a group of 902 men imprisoned by the Japanese Army during World War II.

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Fallen WWII hero returns home; Remains of soldier positively ID’ed in Germany

Fallen WWII hero returns home; Remains of soldier positively ID’ed in Germany

Published Wednesday, August 1, 2018
By Austin Jackson

In war-torn Germany, months before the Battle of the Bulge, United States armed forces began a clash with Nazi forces at Hurtgen Forest in September 1944.

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Strength through service; King praises vets, helpful citizens

Strength through service; King praises vets, helpful citizens

Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018
By Brian Knox

Local veterans and citizens gathered at the Wise County Veterans Memorial Park in Decatur Monday morning to remember those who died while serving their country.

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Memorial Day events planned

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Memorial Day events to honor those who have sacrificed their lives in defense of our nation begin this weekend.

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County explores veterans court

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

County Attorney James Stainton is doing the legwork to establish a Veterans Treatment Court in Wise County.

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Paying tribute

Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017
By Joe Duty

NiNi Amber of the Bridgeport Girl Scout troop and Kali Mitchell and Raven Noble of the Decatur carry a wreath to be placed on a war memorial plaque at the Wise County Veterans Park Saturday.

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Ceremony honors veterans

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Racey Burden

Surviving World War II servicemen were honored Saturday during the Veterans Day ceremony at the Wise County Veterans Memorial Park in Decatur.

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