October 28, 2021

Serving up support for veterans

May 11, 2020

A snowy and windy morning could not keep the throngs of people away from Saturday’s barbecue chicken fundraiser by Cortland’s Disabled American Veterans Chapter 153. Originally scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m., people lined up […]

County vets office funds slashed

November 9, 2019

Funding for the Cortland County veterans service office will be cut nearly in half next year, eliminating an assistant’s position, if the county legislature approves the proposed county budget for 2020. That budget slashes funding […]

Legion chief visits Cortland

October 31, 2019

Mike McDermott of Homer, the New York state commander of the American Legion, laid a wreath Wednesday at a veterans memorial in Cortland. But really, he was in town to listen. Since September, McDermott has […]

US flags stolen from yard

July 3, 2019

As David Jones stood this morning on his porch surrounded by the stars and stripes, he recalled waking up to find flags he and his wife had placed Tuesday night gone. “It was devastating,” he […]

No ‘once upon a time’

March 30, 2019

Ask a table-full of Vietnam veterans what they tell kids about their experience in one of the most-protracted, controversial combat environments in U.S. history. Dead silence. “A fairy tale starts out once upon a time,” […]

Forged by war

November 10, 2018

They were young men, teenagers, early 20s. Their peers grooved to the Beatles’ latest project, the White Album. They watched Jim Lovell, Bill Anders and Frank Borman become the first humans to orbit the moon […]

‘We were treated like kings’

October 5, 2018

The cab driver looked at Dave “Fuzzy” Breed and with no civility in his voice, told him to get out. It was 1968, and Breed, still in his uniform, was just off the plane from […]

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