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Northern Star contributor Jack Baudoin (back) stands in front of the Washington Monument with his grandfather, James Hill, April 20 in Washington D.C.

That time I was my grandfather’s guardian for a veteran’s honors flight

By Jack Baudoin | January 22, 2020

My grandfather, James Hill, is one of the greatest men that I know. Above all else, he loves his family, friends and country. His love for his country was evident when he served in the Korean War.He never talked about it much, but when I was chosen to...

Veterans deserve incredible honor

By Haley Galvin | November 10, 2019

Growing up, I had a few veterans in my immediate family, as well as a several others spread throughout my family tree. Having veterans in my family means that I take a great deal of pride in their service and in observance of Veterans Day on Monday.This...

University to host Veterans Day activities

By Edwin Kelso | November 6, 2019

Veterans Day pays tribute to the brave men and women who have risked their lives defending our country. NIU is hosting a series of events on Nov. 11 in the spirit of honoring such heroes. The first event is the Veterans Day Flagpole Ceremony. It starts...

A veteran always puts country before self

By Letter Writer | November 15, 2010

How can Aaron Brooks be so ignorant? Veterans are people, just like you and me. That's where the similarities end. Veterans wrote a blank check to the USA for an amount up to and including their lives. Those veterans are way different than you and I,...

Discretion is always the better part of valor

By Letter Writer | November 14, 2010

I am delighted to see your In Focus on Veterans Day. Most of your columnists had very thoughtful and intelligent remarks, with the notable exception of Mr. Brooks. I understand that everyone is entitled to express their own opinion; that is one of the...

Sacrifice is why we honor veterans

By Letter Writer | November 14, 2010

Mr. Brooks, I am unclear as to the remarkably condescending piece written in regards to your thoughts on Veterans Day. I assume you were attempting to be edgy or creative within the confines of 100 words. My hope is that you were attempting to show how...

There is a difference between an education and military service

By Letter Writer | November 14, 2010

Thank you to the people of NIU and DeKalb. Last Thursday there were numerous Veterans Day ceremonies locally, such as free dinner for veterans at Applebee's (the steak was great) and numerous free oil change locations throughout DeKalb and Sycamore (which...

In Focus: What are your thoughts on Veterans Day?

In Focus: What are your thoughts on Veterans Day?

This Thursday marked the occasion in which Americans say thank you to those who served in uniform. Originally called "Armistice Day" to mark the end of World War I, today now honors all veterans, past and present. Earlier in the semester, we asked Northern...

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