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  • Op-Ed: We Owe A Big Debt To Veterans — And Should Pay It

    A warm Sunday night in Hartford, August 7, 1932. Several dozen men and women — exhausted, dirty, hungry — trudge into the city after the long trip from Washington, D.C. They have just made history.

    Along with 45,000 other military veterans and their families, they camped for several months to press the federal government for long-promised aid. Specifically, they want the immediate release of cash payments (the Bonus) promised to them after World War I.

  • Veterans Mural Gets New Names And Admirers

    Each letter was precise. Each name inscribed at the Newtown Municipal Center honored a veteran serviceman or woman from Newtown who has served in the military in the past several decades. Another tribute to veterans of prior years hangs in the Edmond Town Hall.

  • Armed Forces Mural Unveiled; VFW Seeking Additions, Corrections

    About 60 people, many current or former armed service members, turned out Saturday morning for a brief unveiling ceremony of a memorial mural created for the Newtown Municipal Center by local artist David Merrill honoring all residents who have served since 1971.

  • Adaptive Sports Retreat Welcomes Veterans

    The Leaps of Faith Disabled Waterskiers Club hosted a successful Adaptive Water Sports Retreat for veterans September 20–22, at its lakeside location on Lake Zoar.

  • Ride 2 Recovery Minuteman Challenge Will Bring Bicycling Veterans Through Newtown, Tuesday

    From indoor spinning training at military installations to multi-day, long-distance rides, Ride 2 Recovery helps injured veterans heal through the challenge of cycling long distances using hand cycles, recumbents, tandems and traditional road bikes. This year’s ride is scheduled to pass through Newtown on Tuesday, September 10.