Veterans Day

A makeshift memorial is set up for Samuel Jackson, a Vietnam War veteran who was  struck and killed in Norristown on Sunday evening.
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Andrew Kramer
November 13, 2019 - 7:16 pm
When Samuel Jackson, a Vietnam War veteran who was killed in a hit-and-run in Norristown Sunday night, is buried Saturday, he'll be in another veteran's uniform. Read more here.
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Nemias Perez Severiano
Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office
John McDevitt
November 13, 2019 - 4:12 pm
An unlicensed driver turned himself in to police Wednesday for the hit-and-run in Norristown Sunday night that claimed the life of a Vietnam veteran. Read more here.
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President Donald Trump speaks at New York City's 100th annual Veterans Day parade, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in New York.
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AP News
November 11, 2019 - 11:45 am
President Donald Trump kicked off New York City's Veterans Day Tribute on Monday by saying the nation's veterans "risked everything for us. Now it is our duty to serve and protect them every single day of our lives."
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In June of 2018, John E. James Jr. got his officers commission at the Museum of the American Revolution, 75 years after his graduation.
Courtesy of Marion Lane
Cherri Gregg
November 11, 2019 - 8:02 am
A Southwest Philadelphia man who got his officers commission from the U.S. Army — 75 years after the fact — is now seeking compensation. He says the commission had been held up because of discrimination.
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A makeshift memorial is set up for Samuel Jackson, a Vietnam War veteran who was  struck and killed in Norristown on Sunday evening.
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Tim Jimenez
November 11, 2019 - 7:20 am
Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a Vietnam War veteran in Norristown on Sunday evening. The family of the victim, 67-year-old Samuel Jackson, is asking the person behind the wheel of the car that hit him to go the cops.
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Photo of an expo.
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Paul Kurtz
November 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
In Bucks County, Veterans Day weekend begins Friday afternoon with dozens of service organizations and employers hosting veterans and their families. Read more here.
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Gov. Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf join the Pennsylvania Commission for Women to honor female veterans during Women’s History Month 2017.
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Rachel Kurland
November 30, 2018 - 3:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Wolf administration will continue to show support for women across the state by honoring female veterans in the spring. The Pennsylvania Commission for Women is seeking nominations for its fourth annual Female Veterans Day ceremony as part of Women’s History Month...
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 Sarah Falch and Nicole Felmeth
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Paul Kurtz
November 10, 2018 - 12:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The tolling of bells will be the centerpiece of Sunday's Veterans Day observance, which marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The national tolling of the bells, known as Bells of Peace, is meant to honor those who served in the "Great War." In...
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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Taney
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
November 09, 2018 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Veterans Day weekend is a time for America to thank our vets for their service and sacrifice. But the vets themselves can check out a few nearby spots to celebrate their armed forces heritage. All our services came under fire at Pearl Harbor to launch America's entry...
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Boot camp
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
November 08, 2018 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Imagine yourself at 17 or 18 years old, just out of high school. "Uncle Sam Wants You," reads the poster. Suddenly, people with stripes and brass are teaching you seamanship, airmanship and marksmanship. You may learn about tanks and bridge building. The "old man" is...
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