Drinks for members only

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Tonya Largent, a bartender at American Legion Post 117, wipes down the bar while working Friday night at the Legion hall. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina Johnny Washington has a warning for veteran’s groups: Dot your “i’s,” cross your “t’s,” or face major problems with state liquor and gaming regulators. Speaking […]

Area veterans meet need for new memorial

Freedom Newspapers T he Clovis Joint Veterans Council announced last week it plans to build a monument to Curry County veterans who have been killed in war. This is great news. Curry County has a prominent war memorial: six stone tablets outside Clovis/Carver Public Library “Dedicated to Curry County veterans who served their country.” But […]

Memorial in works to honor area vets

By Darrell Todd Maurina Area veterans organizations learned last week they have raised enough money in cash and pledges to begin work on a veteran’s monument outside the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The memorial will honor 125 veterans from Curry County who died in war. Jim Cowman, representative of the retired Marine Corps organization on the […]

Veterans Day breakfast annual Clovis tradition

By Darrell Todd Maurina Nearly 450 came to American Legion Dean Lucas Post 25 Tuesday morning for a Veterans Day breakfast that provided a free meal to veterans, firefighters, police, active duty military and their families. Post Commander Ricardo Hidalgo described it as a “fantastic turnout.” The Veterans Day breakfast has been an annual tradition […]

Local Roundup 11/11

Area businesses hold Veterans Day specials Here are today’s Veterans Day events scheduled in Clovis: > American Legion Post 25 breakfast, 7-11 a.m. > Free admission to Roller World Skating Center, 1-3 p.m. Amvets take home top honors in parade Here are winners from the 2003 Veterans Day parade held Saturday in Clovis: Vet organizations […]

A day of honor

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Cool, wet weather kept the crowds away, but patriotism showed up in full uniform for Clovis’ annual Veterans Day parade on Saturday. Freedom Newspapers: Lisa Sonnenschien By Darrell Todd Maurina Although turnout was light along sidewalks on Main Street for the Veterans Day parade in Clovis on Saturday morning, the light drizzle didn’t dampen the […]

Some are veterans because ‘it was the right thing to do’

Freedom Newspapers We will honor our nation’s military veterans with a holiday on Tuesday, for all the blood and anguish and separation they’ve endured in the name of freedom. Veterans Day, the Department of Veterans Affairs tells us (www.appc1.va.gov/vetsday) is set aside to thank and honor those who served honorably in the military. “Veterans Day […]

Homesickness abated by remembering

Thomas J. Lucente Jr. CAMP VIRGINIA, Kuwait — Another Veterans Day. Last year at this time, I was sitting comfortably at home in Ohio, going about my life, bowling a couple of nights a week, playing poker every Wednesday night, drinking my fair share of George Killian’s Irish Red and just basically living my life. […]

Clovis has not forgotten its veterans

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if Veterans Day has lost its meaning. Some responses: “I have never known anyone who did not respect a man or woman in an American uniform, or who said anything disrespectful during a Veterans Day parade. I believe most adults, and most much younger citizens, […]

Congress should end veterans’ disability tax

Freedom Newspapers Congress may be close to correcting an unfair policy that reduces the retirement pay of disabled military veterans by the amount they receive in service disability payments. If those published reports are true, that would be good news for retired veterans who devoted and risked their lives to preserve and protect our freedoms […]