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Few in attendance at the Grand Haven American Legion’s commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor were alive to remember that tragic day.

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Last week, the Grand Haven Eagles held a celebration commemorating the 264th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — For years, Elizabeth Styx has had a photo of her father and seven other soldiers on display in her Grand Haven Township home.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — In celebration of Veterans Day, several veterans who live at the Baldwin House Senior Living facility in Grand Rapids visited the American Dunes Golf Club in Grand Haven Township on Wednesday.

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After serving in both the U.S. Navy and the Air Force, Dr. Gary Doublestein decided to re-enlist in the military at the age of 50.

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Alvin F. Jonker died in France on Oct. 9, 1918, killed by machine gun fire while battling with the U.S. Army’s 32nd Division during World War I.

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Muskegon Community College will host its Veterans Day Salute at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, by the flagpole near the entrance to the school’s building off Quarterline Road in Muskegon.

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Several local veterans observed POW-MIA Remembrance Day in front of the Charles A. Conklin American Legion Post 28 in Grand Haven on Friday.

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On the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, many locals gathered at the American Legion to honor those who died that day.

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WASHINGTON — The United States has completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war and closing a chapter in military history likely to be remembered for colossal failures, unfulfilled promises and a frantic final exit that cost the lives of more than 180 Afghans and 1…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The attacks that killed at least 12 U.S. service members outside the Kabul airport Thursday left President Joe Biden with increasingly fraught choices: continue the evacuation and risk more deaths or end it earlier than planned and risk leaving behind Americans who are stil…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A defiant President Joe Biden rejected blame for chaotic scenes of Afghans clinging to U.S. military planes in Kabul in a desperate bid to flee their home country after the Taliban's easy victory over an Afghan military that America and NATO allies had spent two decades try…

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Even with sheets of rain occasionally blitzing Grand Haven’s Community Center, the recognition of the women in the U.S. Coast Guard was still warmly applauded Friday afternoon.

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After two years without sight of the “Queen of the Great Lakes,” Grand Haven’s waterfront on Monday was lined with thousands of eager onlookers to welcome the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw, officially commencing the 2021 Coast Guard Festival.

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Gender bias remains a barricade for many women in the workforce and military, but at this year’s 2021 Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival, 31-year-old reservist Sara Prendergast sets the bar in exemplifying viable change.

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Ensign Molly Wannamaker, formerly of Grand Haven, graduated from Navy Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, on June 25.

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HOLLAND — The U.S. Coast Guard plans to close its station in Holland next year and consolidate operations with its station in Grand Haven, citing the ability to better staff a single location to respond to situations.

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Local veterans celebrated Flag Day on Monday with a flag dedication ceremony at the new Quality Car Wash in Grand Haven.

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A short parade and a service at Lynn Sherwood Memorial Stadium highlighted the Memorial Day celebrations in Grand Haven on Monday, May 31, 2021. 

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A large crowd gathered at the Lynne Sherwood Waterfront Stadium late Monday morning for the city of Grand Haven’s annual Memorial Service.

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On the eve of the Memorial Day weekend, members of the Grand Haven American Legion, VFW, Eagles and Elks clubs met at Lake Forrest Cemetery and placed flags at veterans’ graves.

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Poppies have been the official flower of the American Legion family since 1920. Poppy Day (the Friday before Memorial Day) is a day of commemoration to honor the men and women who gave their lives while protecting our freedoms, and to send the indelible message to living veterans that their …

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WASHINGTON — Congressman Bill Huizenga recently announced that he will host a virtual information session for students interested in learning more about attending one of the United States service academies.

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Richard Boone Jr. didn’t have a lot of family or friends, but when he joined the U.S. Navy in 1973, he joined a fraternity that would always have his back.

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The American Legion Post 28 Grand Haven Honor Guard and Rifle Team conducted a special memorial ceremony at Lake Forest Cemetery in Grand Haven this past Friday.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — On Aug. 13, 2019, I stood on the elevated tee box of the 13th hole at the former Grand Haven Golf Club and watched golf legend Jack Nicklaus sketch out ideas for a green on what is now the fourth hole at the soon-to-open American Dunes Golf Club.

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It won’t be the 18-time major champion and 73-time PGA Tour winner Jack Nicklaus who will leave a lasting impression on his newly designed American Dunes Golf Club in Grand Haven Township.

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U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow recently nominated 11 West Michigan students for admission at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Po…

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More than 3,000 toys were collected and turned over to two local churches for distribution to more than 300 children in the Grand Haven area through the Lakeshore Marine Corps Toys for Tots, according to local volunteer Bill Peake.