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Frank Buckles, who passed away in 2011, was the last surviving American veteran of World War I. An ambulance driver on the Western front, Buckles lied about his age and enlisted at 16. His parents were born before the Civil War, and his mom delivered her last child, Frank, in her 40s.

Published in Opinion

In 1954, Congress passed, and President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed, a bill transforming Armistice Day — Nov. 11, a post-World-War I celebration of peace — into Veterans Day,  a celebration of warriors.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 11 December 2020 12:31

COLUMN: How could anything cancel Christmas?

December seems to be the month that Americans try to get into the holiday spirit. As well it should be because it is the season when we recognize the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Published in Lifestyle