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Veterans Day Parade’s new route in Vancouver to end at Pearson Air Museum

November 10, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

The Historic Trust will honor local veterans in the 35th annual Lough Legacy Veterans Day Parade on Saturday. Read story

Former Miss Clark County, a U.S. Army sergeant, adds Miss Washington to her growing résumé

August 19, 2023, 6:10am Clark County Life

Camouflage and basic training, or bright lights and evening gowns. In either attire or setting, 22-year-old Vanessa Munson of Battle Ground feels like herself. Read story

Meredith McMackin holds a portrait of her son, Julian Woodall, in Woodall's memorial garden at the McMackin household in Vancouver. Woodall died 16 years ago while serving in Iraq as a corporal with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Vancouver Gold Star mother: Son’s service was ‘ultimate test’

Meredith McMackin holds a portrait of her son, Julian Woodall, in Woodall's memorial garden at the McMackin household in Vancouver. Woodall died 16 years ago while serving in Iraq as a corporal with the U.S. Marine Corps.

May 29, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Meredith McMackin is familiar with the pangs of grief. As an art therapist and mental health counselor of more than five years, she spends her Monday afternoons co-leading a grief and loss support group in Vancouver. Read story

Morgane Starke, 23, helps to make a quilt for her father, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, at a recent Quilts of Valor session. This is Starke's first experience with a quilting circle.

Stars, Stripes and Stitches: Vancouver group sews quilts for service members, veterans

Morgane Starke, 23, helps to make a quilt for her father, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, at a recent Quilts of Valor session. This is Starke's first experience with a quilting circle.

May 28, 2023, 6:03am Clark County Life

Every Friday at noon, a small but dedicated group meets at Miki Landis’ Vancouver sewing shop, Enchanted Rose Emporium, armed with needles and thread. For five hours, they cut fabric, run the longarm sewing machine and complete thousands of stitches. They share bits of their lives as they share scissors… Read story

(Photo contributed by Dallas Casey)

Former Vancouver Marine volunteered in Ukraine, hopes to return

(Photo contributed by Dallas Casey)

April 8, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

Vancouver resident Michael Young spends most of his Saturday mornings at rallies on the Interstate 205 Bridge supporting Ukraine in its war against Russia. Read story

Harley Hall II, son of Vietnam veteran Harley H. Hall, sits in a F/A-18 Super Hornet jet waiting to fly with the Navy's Blue Angels during a flight demonstration on March 17 in Southern California. At top, Hall gets strapped into the Navy Blue Angel jet in preparation for the 45-minute flight at a Navy air show in Southern California. (Photos contributed by U.S.

Son of Vancouver pilot rides with Blue Angels to mark 50th anniversary of father’s disappearance in combat

Harley Hall II, son of Vietnam veteran Harley H. Hall, sits in a F/A-18 Super Hornet jet waiting to fly with the Navy's Blue Angels during a flight demonstration on March 17 in Southern California. At top, Hall gets strapped into the Navy Blue Angel jet in preparation for the 45-minute flight at a Navy air show in Southern California. (Photos contributed by U.S.

March 23, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Harley Hall II learned a valuable lesson last week: when the leader of the Navy’s flight demonstration squadron invites you on a flight, you can’t say no. Read story

Event at Clark College to commemorate 50 years since Vietnam

March 22, 2023, 6:02am Clark County News

The Community Military Appreciation Committee is hosting an event on March 29 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Read story

Clark County Veterans Assistance Center Vice President Ruth Lakel holds a box of food at the center. The organization operates a food pantry that gives out boxes to individuals and families.

Clark County Veterans Assistance Center food program confronts challenges

Clark County Veterans Assistance Center Vice President Ruth Lakel holds a box of food at the center. The organization operates a food pantry that gives out boxes to individuals and families.

February 3, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

While food prices across the country soar, many food banks and pantries are struggling to supply enough meals to those seeking warm food and supplies. Read story

Framed photos and maps of Fort Vancouver sit behind crowd members Wednesday at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Vancouver.

Veterans event brings state officials to Clark County

Framed photos and maps of Fort Vancouver sit behind crowd members Wednesday at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Vancouver.

February 1, 2023, 7:07pm Clark County News

Roughly 30 people gathered at the Armed Forces Reserve Center on Wednesday morning to hear from the state’s veterans affairs department and various veterans organizations. Read story

Veteran and Community Military Appreciation Committee Chair Larry Smith, center, joins fellow committee members as they provide program updates on Friday morning.

For second straight year, it’s official: Vancouver cares for its vets

Veteran and Community Military Appreciation Committee Chair Larry Smith, center, joins fellow committee members as they provide program updates on Friday morning.

November 22, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

SmartAsset, a company focused on publishing financial advice informed by data, has ranked Vancouver as America’s fifth-best city for military retirees. Vancouver, which Census data reported had nearly 12,000 veteran residents in 2020, was honored for the second year in a row. Read story