Veterans’ headstones clean in honor of Memorial Day

LABELLE — Rolling Thunder Chapter 5 gathered at the Fort Denaud Cemetery to clean the headstones of veterans who had been buried there as part of a local movement started by Trae Zipperer, a Navy veteran. Wanting to do something to show respect for fallen soldiers, Mr. Zipperer started on a mission to clean and […]

Give special thanks to veterans and active-duty military

Guest Commentary By Chrisanne Gordon, M.D. May is National Military Appreciation Month, since 1999 an annual opportunity for Americans to honor veterans and active-duty members of our military services. But this monthlong observance takes on special meaning in 2020, a year so disrupted by COVID-19, because so many men and women on the front lines […]

Okeechobee cares about its veterans

OKEECHOBEE — The citizens of Okeechobee have always been generous when it comes to veterans in need, and even in these difficult times, they did not hesitate when presented with the opportunity to give. Wednesday night, April 22, around 10 p.m., Gregg Maynard, who is known for his work with local veterans, posted on need […]

Veteran’s widow donates to another veteran

OKEECHOBEE — Beth Jennings fell in love with her husband, Ed, when she was only 3 years old. Of course, he was 12 and had no idea, she said. Their parents were friends, and Mr. Jennings got to go hunting with the men, but they never let her go, because she was too young. Mr. […]