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Robert Hurt: Recognizing the sacrifice of our nation’s veterans

This past week, as our nation came together on Veterans Day to honor those who have served our country, I had the honor of traveling across the Fifth District and talking with many of Virginia’s brave veterans.

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Video: Fishburne Military School marks Veterans Day

Footage from the Veterans Day ceremony at Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Va., on Nov. 11, 2014. The guest speaker was Barrett Overton, a Fisbburne alum now serving in the U.S. Army.

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Fishburne PG basketball players serve veterans on Veterans Day

Members of the Fishburne Military School postgraduate basketball team served veterans eating dinner at Applebee’s locations in Waynesboro and Staunton on Veterans Day.

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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum Honors Veterans

On November 11, 1918, President Wilson announced the armistice, or temporary halt of fighting in World War I, and proclaimed that November 11 would forever be Armistice Day in the United States.

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Randy Forbes: Five things you never knew about Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, we are once again reminded of the ways in which our freedoms and liberties have been preserved by the dedicated service of the men and women in our Armed Forces.


Bob Goodlatte: Remembering those who have served

As we celebrate Veterans Day, I encourage you to remember those who have served. If you know a veteran, take a moment to hear their story and share your gratitude for their service.


Not just one day: Veterans deserve a lasting commitment

Veterans Day is for those who return from war. Memorial Day is for those who have not survived. Two days to remind us in a multitude of ways how to remember, and also act. Our veterans need us now.


Free entry and special programs for Veterans Day at Virginia State Parks

Virginia State Parks will offer all guests free park admission and special programming on Veterans Day,Tuesday, Nov. 11.

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Army/Navy comes to Waynesboro: Fishburne to host special event at PG basketball game

As a run-up to Veterans Day remembrances and ceremonies at Fishburne Military School, the Caissons postgrad basketball team is prepping for its own version of an Army/Navy game.


Kaine intrpduces Senate resolution to honor post-9/11 vets

A bipartisan Senate resolution will encourage American communities to plan activities for Veterans Day 2014 to honor all post-9/11 veterans.

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Fishburne PG basketball serves vets on Veterans Day

Members of the Fishburne Military School postgrad basketball team served veterans eating dinner at Applebee’s in Waynesboro on Veterans Day. More on FMS basketball is online at www.FishburnePGBasketball.org.

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Former congressman, Cabinet secretary addresses Fishburne on Veterans Day

The threats faced today and tomorrow are different than any in the history of mankind, said former congressman, Secretary of the Army and National Security Advisor John Marsh in a Veterans Day address at Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro on Monday.


Susan Vento and Judy Van Ness: Veterans Day surprise from Congress

Americans are observing Veterans Day. Some will observe it with a day off from work or checking out the special Veterans Day sales that will be held in department stores. But the real meaning of the day should be to think about the great sacrifices of the men and women who deserve to be honored.


Eric Shinseki: What veterans deserve

Last month, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Captain William D. Swenson, United States Army, for heroism and gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in the Battle of the Ganjgal Valley on Sept. 8, 2009. At the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), we are honored to walk amongst, as well as work with, such heroes every day.

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Veterans Day at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

In recognition of President Woodrow Wilson’s involvement in the formation of Veterans Day all veterans, active military members, and their families will be entitled to free admission to the Presidential Library and Museum on Monday November 11, 2013.

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FMS pays homage to veterans

Veterans serving in war, serving in peace, all have made America safe. “The peacetime veteran serves to deter aggression, a role as important as the combat veteran’s sacrifices in fighting aggression,” said Cadet Lt. Col. Jeeyhung Jung, the battalion commander of the Fishburne Military School Corps of Cadets, at the school’s Founders Day/Veterans Day ceremony on Friday.

Cadets at FMS mark Veterans Day

“Today,” said Cadet Lt. Col. William Ulrich, the battalion commander of the corps of cadets at Fishburne Military School, “will produce its share of veterans, as will tomorrow and every day after that.” Ulrich and fellow cadets paid tribute to veterans on Friday during a special Veterans Day ceremony that included a solemn reading of […]

Lani Hay: Remembering our heroes

Veterans Day is a day to honor those who have served and continue to serve in uniform, as well as those who died in service to their country. Roughly 1 percent of our population serves in the military. As we consider the impact those individuals have had on the world, defending freedom and protecting democracy, […]

Jim Belcher: Honor Our Veterans

I saw a listing in the local paper called “Honor Our Veterans,” and I am hoping that I can honor my father and at few other local World War II vets that I know very well. First of all is my father, Chief Petty Officer James R. Belcher. He served in the U.S. Navy in […]

Susan Shaer: My uncle, the veteran, and his shoebox of memories

My uncle sifted through cracked, black and white photos of soldiers. Uncle Rob was in a rehab hospital, slowly fading. The photos were his buddies from World War II. A shoe box that held these photos and medals was practically the only thing he brought with him to the hospital. The nurse told me it […]

Focus | ‘Selfless service’ motivates lieutenant colonel

Story by Chris Graham With AFP Video William Coffin has seen Iraq twice now, spanning two decades. And he’d go back again, no question, not a moment’s hesitation. After speaking to cadets at Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro at a Veterans Day ceremony, I asked Lt. Col. Coffin, a 26-year military veteran now serving as […]

Sanford D. Horn | Thank you, veterans

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once […]

Mark Warner | Honoring our veterans

As we honor the service of the men and women who have served our country, I wanted to provide you an update on things we have worked on in Washington to support our nation’s veterans once they return home from war. On this Veterans Day, I want to acknowledge my respect and appreciation for the […]

Presidential Library to mark Veterans Day

In recognition of President Woodrow Wilson’s involvement in the formation of Veterans Day, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum is presenting a free Veterans Day program, open to the public, including a dramatic reading by Woodrow Wilson portrayer Judd Bankert of President Wilson’s Armistice Day address to Congress.