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The memory of fallen veterans was not forgotten during Monday's Memorial Day events in Fruitport. The day began with a memorial service led by the local VFW Post at Pine Hill Cemetery and continued later in the afternoon with a parade featuring many local organizations, businesses, politicia…

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Amid the pomp and circumstance that accompanied the Grand Haven Memorial Day services, a sense of sorrow resonated.

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SPRING LAKE — Among the veterans who came out to enjoy Spring Lake’s Memorial Day parade was U.S. Air Force veteran Stan Johnson.

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FRUITPORT — The act of remembering and honoring veterans and their service, and passing that tradition on to future generations, was in emphasis at this year’s Memorial Day service at Pine Hill Cemetery in Fruitport.

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The U.S. Coast Guard announced Thursday the closing of two stations serving the Great Lakes, one of those being Station Holland, which will now be fully covered by personnel from the Grand Haven station.

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Memorial Day parades are planned for Grand Haven and Spring Lake on Monday morning and in Fruitport on Monday afternoon to celebrate local veterans and honor those who have died in service of our country.

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Creative solutions bubbled to the surface Wednesday at Coast Guard Station Grand Haven as a local class of fourth-graders presented their ideas for showcasing the officers of the water with handmade props and practiced skits for the master chief and other community members.

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has nominated Adm. Linda L. Fagan to serve as the 27th commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. Upon confirmation, she would become the first woman to serve as commandant of the Coast Guard.

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SAN DIEGO — After retiring from a long career as a military photographer, Spring Valley, California, resident Mickey Strand began looking for some personal photo projects he could do to expand his portraiture skills. One of the subjects he landed on was an easy choice: photographing other lo…

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HOLLAND — The U.S. Coast Guard’s station in Holland, just outside the entrance to Holland State Park, usually opens Memorial Day weekend in time for the busy summer boating season.

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Russian troops kept up pressure on Ukraine's capital and air raid sirens were heard across the besieged country overnight, even as diplomatic talks between the two sides resumed on Monday. Prospects for a speedy end to the fighting, however, appear dim.

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — Adm. Karl L. Schultz, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, delivered the annual State of the Coast Guard Address at Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater on Thursday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a new round of sanctions targeting Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, charging that Russian leader Vladimir Putin “chose this war” and that his country will bear the consequences of his action.

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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia began evacuating its embassy in Kyiv and Ukraine urged its citizens to leave Russia on Wednesday as the region braced for further confrontation after President Vladimir Putin received authorization to use military force outside his country and the West responded w…

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MUNICH (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris warned Russia on Saturday that it will face "unprecedented" financial penalties if it invades Ukraine and predicted that such an attack would draw European allies closer to the United States. The world is at "a decisive moment in history," she told …

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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden warned Thursday that Russia could still invade Ukraine within days and Russia expelled the No. 2 diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, as tensions flared anew in the worst East-West standoff in decades.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukraine's president urged calm amid intensified warnings of a possible Russian invasion within days, saying he had yet to see convincing evidence of that, even as the U.S. reported Sunday that Moscow positioned more of its troops closer to Ukraine's borders and some airline…

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A standing-room-only crowd packed the upstairs meeting room at the Grand Haven American Legion Post 28 for the Four Chaplains Memorial Service on Saturday morning.

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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…