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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.

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STEUBEN (AP) — A Wisconsin-based fighter jet crashed in a national forest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula while on a training mission and searchers were looking Wednesday for the pilot, who was the only person aboard, authorities said.

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Janet Fongers, commander of the American Legion Post 28, led a small ceremony at Grand Haven’s Eternal Flame on Wednesday morning in honor of Veterans Day.

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Veterans Day is one day to appreciate and thank soldiers, Marines, airmen and sailors who spent years of their lives defending our country’s freedom and protecting the rights of the American people.

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While most of Grand Haven’s Coast Guard Festival has been canceled amid the pandemic, what was mostly preserved was the annual U.S. Coast Guard National Memorial Service.

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Editor’s note: This article is part of a series to salute the U.S. Coast Guard, as this week is traditionally the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival week. The 2020 festival was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

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Editor’s note: This article is part of a series to salute the U.S. Coast Guard, as this week is traditionally the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival week. The 2020 festival was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

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I was fairly new to the U.S. Coast Guard when I was offered a job at the Coast Guard Group in Grand Haven. I was originally from Michigan, so I was quite excited about getting this job and the fact of being back in my home state.

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Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series to salute the U.S. Coast Guard, as this week is traditionally the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival week. The 2020 festival was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

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The commander of Coast Guard Sector Field Office Grand Haven always faces a wide range of challenges, but Lt. Brian Howard has faced more than his share of adversity during his time in charge.

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Memorial Day has different meanings for different people.

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In observance of Memorial Day, members of the American Legion Post 28 placed hundreds of flags on veterans’ graves at Grand Haven’s Lake Forest Cemetery on Thursday.

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While this weekend’s Memorial Day festivities will look much different than in years past, the Grand Haven Memorial Day Association still has plans to honor our deceased veterans.

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The Honor Guard from the American Legion Charles A. Conklin Post 28 in Grand Haven honored its namesake of the post at Grand Haven’s Lake Forest Cemetery on Thursday.

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Tyler McKee said he would be lying if he said he wasn’t having the time of his life while deployed on a U.S. Navy hospital ship.

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HARTFORD, Conn. — A group of veterans and their service dogs, along with supporters of federal legislation that would help vets obtain the trained dogs as part of their treatment for a psychological or physical injury, gathered at the Connecticut Capitol Tuesday afternoon to screen the docum…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insists that Iranian cultural sites are fair game for the U.S. military, dismissing concerns within his own administration that doing so could constitute a war crime under international law. He also warned Iraq that he would levy punishing sanctions i…

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Reps. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, and Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, applauded the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, in social media statements shortly after the White House took credit for the airstrike during the evening of Thursday, Jan. 2.

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran vowed "harsh retaliation" for a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad's airport that killed a top Iranian general who had been the architect of its interventions across the Middle East, as tensions soared in the wake of the targeted killing.

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Snow lightly fell as veterans saluted and residents placed their hands over their hearts Monday morning along Grand Haven’s Harbor Drive, and veterans lowered the flag at the Eternal Flame to half-mast.

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As we prepare to celebrate Veterans Day on Monday, the Tribune sat down and talked with two local women who had very different military experiences, but who both devoted a part of their life to help protect and serve their country. 

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KINGSLEY — Twenty-one shots from an honor guard. The haunting sound of a bugler playing “Taps.” Then, total silence as two more Michigan Army National Guard Honor Guard members folded the flag draped over U.S. Army Sgt. David Feriend’s casket, presenting one to his two sisters.

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LAMONT — The Henry E. Plant Camp No. 3 Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War of Grand Haven will conduct a ceremony to dedicate the organization’s Last Soldier marker for Ottawa County at 3 p.m. Saturday.

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MUSKEGON — The USS LST-393 is now moored on Muskegon Lake near downtown Muskegon. Seventy-five years ago, it took part in one of the most important events of World War II: D-Day.