Tag Archives: Veterans

Just when you thought patriotism might be an idea lost to history

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Each evening, from Memorial Day until Veterans Day, a small group of citizens from Old Orchard Beach, a town known more for its honky-tonk reputation and the hordes of tourists who stream south each summer to spend a week or two by the shore, hold a quiet flag raising ceremony to […]

Seattle to San Diego by Train

Seattle to San Diego – World War II has ended. The ship that served as his home for nearly four years is about to be sold for scrap and Jimmy Connelly can’t imagine staying in the Navy another day. Without any real plans, he boards the train in Seattle and heads toward his home outside of […]

A day to celebrate and remember all that is America

SCARBOROUGH – On Wednesday, July 3, as thousands of tourists were crossing the border between Maine and New Hampshire for the holiday weekend, state police vehicles and approximately 50 members of the Patriot Riders motorcycle club escorted a 48′ car-hauler, wrapped in white vinyl graphics depicting soldiers and sailors. The trailer contained a replica of the […]

Local vets gear up for POW/MIA weekend

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Two Old Orchard Beach organizations, VFW Post 7997 and Alouette Resorts, made donations of $1,000 and $400, respectively, to the Maine Heroes Fund for its upcoming POW/MIA Recognition weekend. VFW Commander Richard Giroux, Quartermaster Mike McInnis and Senior Vice Commander Bill Day were all present when the donation was made to […]