Ceremony honors local veterans

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By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ News Journal As nearly 300 people gathered outside the Clovis-Carver Public Library for a Memorial Day ceremony dedicating Curry County’s new veterans memorial, several family members of deceased veterans being honored enjoyed a reunion after spending years apart. Tommy Hohstadt said he was surprised to see Nancy Young Wright when […]

Bush, Kerry salute fallen U.S. heroes

The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Va. — President Bush declared Monday that “America is safer” because of its fighting forces while Sen. John Kerry went to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in somber but historically asymmetrical Memorial Day tributes. “Through our history, America has gone to war reluctantly,” said Bush, speaking at Arlington National Cemetery after laying […]

Families join for cookout at post

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ News Journal While many Clovis families enjoyed Memorial Day by cooking food in back yards on a family grill, members and friends of VFW Post 3015 came to a Monday afternoon cookout at the veterans’ post. “This is our family,” said Post Commander Dale Huft. “We get together as veterans […]