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Cemetery pay raises, hiring Vet families among VA topics

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware Commission of Veteran Affairs plans to change the state’s definition of veteran to include officers working at two federal agencies, and also will lower the commission status of Korean War Veterans groups, now that their last chapter has closed. The group on Tuesday also discussed pay for state Veterans Cemetery workers and whether rules should be changed so …

Sam Haut, Delaware Live, veteran cemetery

Veterans cemeteries want permission to move benches at will

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Donated benches at the Veterans cemeteries in New Castle and Sussex Counties can’t be moved without permission from the General Assembly. That’s become an issue at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in New Castle County, which has grown since benches were put there and now are not evenly distributed through the cemetery. Miranda Mal, communications officer with the Delaware Office …

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Delaware’s last Korean War Veterans chapter to dissolve

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

John Schroeder has worked as the commissioner for one of Delaware’s Korean War Veteran Association chapters for over 20 years. The 88-year-old veteran has helped the Captain Paul Dill No. 2 Chapter in New Castle County with fundraising and participated in parades with his fellow Korean War veterans for years. But on Wednesday, John Schroeder will be announcing to anyone …

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Here’s where to attend Memorial Day programs, parades today

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

While Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer and beach season, its purpose is to honor the men and women who have given their lives serving America.  Here’s a list of Memorial Day ceremonies and parades in Delaware today, arranged in chronological order:  The Harrington Memorial Day parade starts at 9 a.m. on Dorman Street, then runs on Commerce …

These events honor those who gave their lives for America

Betsy PriceEvents, Headlines

Downtown Visions Cleaning Ambassadors work with the Wilmington Department of Parks & Recreation to get the Soldiers and Sailors Monument ready for this year’s Memorial Day parade. (Downtown Visions photo) Several events in Delaware this Memorial Day weekend honor those who lost their lives in the service of their nation. 154th Wilmington Memorial Day parade and observance 6 p.m. Sunday, …