I had the honor of volunteering to sell those cute little red poppy flowers that are traditional seen in May. They are called a “buddy” poppy and the money collected through donations during poppy day, May 4 are used to assist the needy and disabled veterans, their families, widows and orphans of veterans. Here is a bit of background and why you should support this worthy cause.
The day when we honor and celebrate those that have given so much for our country is upon us once again, and a number of restaurants and businesses in the Duluth and Superior area want to give a little something back as a token and gratitude for their service.
“I thought I was going to catch the ball or go over the railing,” said Michael Kacer of the foul ball he caught at Yankee Stadium Friday.
The 29-year old vet had lost his left arm in Afghanistan, so he had nothing to brace himself with when he used his baseball cap as a glove and reached over the railing to snag a ball off of the bat of Curtis Granderson.
We've spent a lot of time this week making sure our soldiers know we appreciate all they do. Of course where we are today is in large part to the aging veterans of past wars. What a life this last WWI vet must have lived.
Claude Stanley Choules, the last known combat veteran of World War I, died Thursday at a nursing home in the Western Australia city of Perth, his family said. He was 110.