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  • Canadian contingent comprises much of Veterans Day ceremony in Colorado Springs

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Soldiers, sailors and airmen turned out by the dozens for the annual Veterans Day rites in Colorado Springs on Tuesday. And all but a handful of them were Canadian. Weeks after radicals killed two Canadian soldiers, including one slain at Canada's most sacred war memorial, emotions...

  • Veterans Day: Wreath dedication among events around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    A wreath dedication is scheduled at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday at Pikes Peak Community College in honor of Veterans Day. The keynote speaker will be author Clifton Taulbert, "How We Serve." Laura BenAmots will speak and display her "Battle Portraits." The wreath dedication runs from 9:35...

  • America's oldest living vet: At 108 he smokes cigars, drinks whiskey and a whole lot more

    By Elahe Izadi, The Washington Post
    Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Richard Overton, 108, is thought to be the oldest living veteran in the United States. But he’s as active as ever. He begins his days with a tablespoon of whiskey in his coffee and smokes cigars daily, USA Today reported in 2013. “I drink whiskey in my coffee....

  • Bill Cosby calls on crowd to remember veterans

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA — Comedian Bill Cosby urged hundreds in attendance at a Veterans Day ceremony in Philadelphia to "call out the name of someone who left their life for us" and remember those who died for their country. Cosby told the crowd during a 20-minute address in front of the...

  • Colorado Springs ranked top city to live in for veterans

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Note: A wreath-laying ceremony in honor of Veterans Day is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at the Centennial campus of Pikes Peak Community College, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Gazette.com is planning to livestream from the ceremony. --- Colorado Springs topped a list released Monday of the best...

  • Denver veterans file discrimination complaint, say housing is dangerous

    By Tom McGhee, The Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    For Anthony Mitchell, the Fourth Quarter Residences were a godsend, a low-rent haven for homeless and disabled veterans at a time when he and his wife were living in their car. Now, more than three years after residents began moving into the 36-unit complex, he and others describe a...

  • List: Closings and events on Veterans Day in the Pikes Peak region

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Here's what's open and what's not, schedules that are altered, and special events scheduled on Tuesday: VETERANS DAY CLOSINGS Banks and credit unions: Most banks and credit unions closed Tuesday; check with individual banks or credit unions. Buses (Metro Transit): Regular bus...

  • Reluctant witness testifies in Air Force Academy rape hearing

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    The alleged victim in an Air Force Academy rape case called the cadet facing charges "my friend" during a Monday evidence hearing. The woman, a junior cadet, said she didn't want to see cadet Brock Mangum on trial and had kept quiet after the alleged sex assault. "It was half...

  • Fort Carson likely to cancel planned burn

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Firefighters were eying gusty winds ahead of a planned burn of Fort Carson rangeland in Pueblo County. The burn was planned for Monday, but a base spokeswoman said gusty winds from a front pushing south through Colorado would likely cancel it. "Safety is our No. 1 concern," she...

  • Restaurant deals on Veterans Day around the Pikes Peak region

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    If you've served your country, you may gain a few pounds on Tuesday. Restaurants around the Pikes Peak region and around the country are offering free grub to troops and veterans with valid identification on Veterans Day. Note that all offers are subject to change and not every...

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