Displaying items by tag: Memorial Day

Thursday, 27 May 2021 17:48

OPINION: They are buried in North Carolina

Buried in Northeastern Cemetery in Rocky Mount, North Carolina is George Foxe (1940-1965). Foxe served in the 7th Calvary in Vietnam; the infamous unit previously commanded by Gen. George Armstrong Custer. If you’ve read the book “We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young” or seen the Hollywood film, you know a little bit about the ordeal Foxe experienced.

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ROCKINGHAM — A team of volunteers on Tuesday placed flags on the graves of Richmond County residents who served in the armed forces who have since passed away ahead of Memorial Day.

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RALEIGH — As the busy summer traveling season nears, state transportation officials are reminding people to wear their seat belts to reduce the risk of being seriously injured or killed.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, N.C. Highway Patrol and Mothers Against Drunk Driving will kick off the annual “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive” campaign with events and safety check points throughout the state on Memorial Day Weekend.

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ROCKINGHAM — This year’s Memorial Day service was a little more solemn than most.

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Monday, 25 May 2020 12:11

COLUMN: Honoring our fallen soldiers

The meaning of Memorial Day is "remembrance:” a day to honor our fallen soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

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On Memorial Day, the media do their usual sacralizing of war. Instead, it should be a day for the ritualized scourging of politicians. During the last 70 years, their lies have resulted in the unnecessary deaths of almost 100,000 American soldiers and millions of foreigners. And yet, people still get teary-eyed when politicians take the stage to talk about their devotion to the troops.

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ROCKINGHAM — For more than 30 years, motorcycle riders from across the nation have descended on the nation’s capital on Memorial Day weekend for Rolling Thunder to bring awareness of those in the military who were declared prisoners of war or missing in action.

One Richmond County veteran, teacher and photographer has participated in the event twice, including this past weekend.

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Monday, 27 May 2019 15:33

COLUMN: All gave some, some gave all

A bullet pinged past the soldier’s ear as he crouched behind bushes near the front lines. A soldier near him suddenly lurched forward, letting out a horrible scream as he crumpled to the ground and died. All gave some, some gave all.

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ROCKINGHAM — Members of the Rockingham VFW Post 4203 Auxiliary are prepping for Saturday’s Memorial Day service.

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