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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.

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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.