There are about 77,000 veterans in Alaska, but according to AARP, only about 29 percent of them access Veterans Affairs benefits.
Hallie Dixon settled in Anchorage with her husband, eight years before Alaska became a state. They also spent 14 years in St. Mary’s.
Huna Totem Corp. brought a Las Vegas rock and roll show to Juneau last month, and Alaska left quite an impression on one of the performers.
Coast Guard Rear Adm. Matthew Bell, commander of District 17, will be the featured speaker at Monday’s Veterans Day ceremony at Centennial Hall.
Friday is Veterans Day. In Juneau, a ceremony will be held from honoring veterans of all wars at Centennial Hall.
One hundred years after it was written, the poem “In Flanders Fields” is being read in many countries today — particularly in Canada, where its author, Lt. Col. John McCrae, served in the military.
Chaplain Major Kirk Thorsteinson of the Alaska Army National Guard encouraged veterans to continue upholding values exemplified by U.S. service branches.
After 70 years, a small piece of Earl Vogelar, a Michigan soldier stationed in Nome during World War II, is finally on its way home.