He was just a boy when his dad was killed, leaving Bill Kelley much to learn about the man his dad was through the many letters and writings he left behind and from the people who knew and served with him.
A few years back I had the opportunity to visit the WWII memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C.
Row upon row of ribbons and pins floated into the foyer of Christ Community Church on Saturday to honor Command Sgt. Maj. Martin R. Barreras. Mingling with those in dress uniforms, friends and family shook hands, chased children, hugged and chatted about the career soldier who was also a son…
KACHINA VILLAGE — A wildfire that started in a scenic canyon snaked toward Flagstaff on Thursday, prompting residents of outlying areas to prepare to flee and blanketing the city in smoke.
The human-caused Slide Fire started Tuesday and had burned 7.5 square miles in and around Oak Creek Ca…
Here are some events in the Tucson area in honor of Memorial Day:
A wind-whipped wildfire in Oak Creek Canyon near Flagstaff dramatically increased in size Wednesday as it sent up choking plumes of smoke, threatened homes and scuttled Memorial Day weekend plans in the popular hiking and camping area.
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is waiving adoption fees on all adult pets as part of its four day Memorial bash, May 23 through May 26.
Marana plans to make its public swimming pool free, starting this summer.
John Mickelson, a member of American Legion Post 132, receives a donation for a red poppy from Donovan Blevins, 6, and his mother, Susie. The post marked "Poppy Days" this weekend in front of the Walmart at Oro Valley Marketplace, 2150 E Tangerine Road. The poppies were sold as part of a fun…
John Corrado of Legion Post 132 sports a poppy in his cap. The Legion tradition started as an observance for soldiers killed in World War I and originated with the poem "In Flanders Fields."
Onita Davis, front, receives a donation for a poppy from Lynne Helm at Oro Valley Marketplace. The flowers were being distributed last Saturday.
Onita Davis, president of American Legion Post 132's auxiliary, displays a bundle. The "flowers" were made by disabled and hospitalized veterans in Arizona.
On this Memorial Day, we two, a World War II Army veteran and a Vietnam War retired Air Force captain, honor the men and women, many of them late teenagers and young adults, buried in military and civilian cemeteries across our nation and abroad. Besides our own buried dead, we remember the …
Editor's note: Columnist Alexis Powers teaches a writing workshop at the Oro Valley Library. One of the workshop participants, Gail Bornfield, wrote this essay.
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Here's a listing of Memorial Day events in the Tucson area:
The American Legion Auxiliary Oro Valley Unit 132 is handing out "remembrance" poppies for donations at Oro Valley Marketplace Wal-Mart today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"When I think of him, I am encouraged to be happy and live a good life for him," says Maria Marin of her son, whose uniform she is holding, above. Sgt. Martin A. Lugo, a U.S. Army Ranger, was killed in Afghanistan in August 2010. He was 24.