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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.

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PORT HURON — Shortly after 8 a.m. recently, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Hollyhock and its crew, surrounded by fishing boats under an overcast sky, pulled away from the Algonac pier, embarking on a buoy-tending mission that would set a record for the ship.

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SPRING LAKE — Chris Hindley wanted to honor her son, Zachery Clark, who joined the U.S. Marine Corps last fall.

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CHICAGO — James MacDonald, the senior pastor and founding member of Harvest Bible Chapel, has been fired, the church announced early Wednesday morning.

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The U.S. Senate approved a compromise policy Wednesday on dumping ship ballast water in coastal ports and the Great Lakes, a practice blamed for spreading invasive species that damage the environment and the economy.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — There were a lot of anxious nights in the DeGram house back in the early 1940s.

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SAN DIEGO — A 2012 Reeths-Puffer High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 73 at Naval Station North Island in Coronado, California.

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Two new markers honoring the men and women of the armed forces who’ve served and fallen were unveiled Friday during a ceremony at the Lynne Sherwood Waterfront Stadium.

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A 2015 Muskegon High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).

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The Tri-Cities Historical Museum will host a lecture next week called “The True Story of the USCGC Escanaba.”

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Brent Jackson, a commander in the U.S. Navy and a native of Grand Haven, took command of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) on May 9 while underway off the coast of southern California.

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SPRING LAKE TWP. — A U.S. Army veteran and Spring Lake Township resident puts up a flag memorial in celebration of the Fourth of July and Memorial Day holidays each year.

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MUSKEGON — The Smithsonian Channel is launching the second season of “Hell Below,” a five-part series showcasing the strategic decisions made by military submariners during World War II, inspired by a book written at the USS Silversides Museum in Muskegon.

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It’s been 75 years to the day since the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Escanaba sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.