Military/Veterans

News about the military and veterans


Basehor fifth-grader with deep military lineage gives back through Wreaths Across America
December 14, 2011
When Connor McEnerney was in second grade, he heard that his school was raising money to lay wreaths on veterans’ graves for the holidays.
Photos: Basehor faces at weekend holiday events
December 12, 2011
Basehor residents marked the holiday season this past Saturday at the Wreaths Across America ceremony at Leavenworth National Cemetery, as well as the Christmas Open House at the Basehor Historical Museum, which featured a visit from Santa Claus.
Middle-school ‘Patriot’ reaches state level of VFW essay competition
December 7, 2011
Pieces of paper, filled with passages that had been scratched out and rewritten, were spread across the Foster family’s dinner table as Alyssa Foster worked on her VFW Patriot’s Pen essay earlier this fall, her mother Linda remembers.
Wreaths Across America to honor veterans in Leavenworth
December 5, 2011
The public is invited to a Wreaths Across America ceremony this weekend at Leavenworth National Cemetery, where more than 800 wreaths will be placed on the headstones of service members.
Basehor VFW announces essay contest winners
December 2, 2011
The Basehor VFW Post 11499 this week announced the local winners of its Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen youth competitions for 2011-2012.
Jenkins nominates BLHS senior for Air Force Academy
November 28, 2011
A Basehor-Linwood High School senior is among 33 students nominated by U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins for admission to U.S. military academies.
Photos: Seniors meet, eat at Basehor VFW Post Thanksgiving dinner
November 19, 2011
Basehor VFW Post members estimated about 200 senior citizens came through the post building’s doors for its annual free Thanksgiving dinner for senior citizens Saturday, Nov. 19.
Basehor VFW inviting senior citizens for Thanksgiving meal Saturday
November 16, 2011
The Basehor VFW Post 11499 will offer its annual free Thanksgiving dinner for senior citizens at 2 p.m. Saturday at the post building, 2805 N. 155th St.
Scores of attendees — and parade entries — honor veterans in Leavenworth
November 11, 2011
World War II veteran BB Albert Jr., at 87 years old, attended the oldest Veterans Day parade in the nation for the first time in his life Friday.
Kickapoo man, 96, to be honored as Leavenworth County’s oldest living WWII veteran
November 8, 2011
David Land had never heard his father talk about his time serving with the Army in the Pacific during World War II, save for the names of some cities and islands he’d been to.
Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade set for 10:30 a.m. Friday
November 8, 2011
The Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade will take place beginning at 10:30 a.m. Friday in downtown Leavenworth.
5 Questions: Honoring service
Holiday celebrates all veterans, living and dead
November 8, 2011
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs answers questions about Veterans Day, which is Friday.
Veterans find success, healing through writing
November 2, 2011
Three U.S. military veterans shared their experiences Saturday, Oct. 29, during the Veterans’ Pen Celebration at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Mo.
Parade group looking for oldest living WWII vet in Leavenworth County
October 27, 2011
The Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade Committee is searching for the oldest living World War II veteran in Leavenworth County, and it’s asking for help from county residents.