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  • As nation remembers fallen, VA scandal still lingers

    As nation remembers fallen, VA scandal still lingers

    Monday, May 26 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-05-26 23:50:43 GMT
    It is a day to remember those who died serving. But across the nation, there is uproar over the alleged cover-up at the Department of Veterans Affairs. “It is dishonorable. It is disgraceful. And I will not tolerate it, period,” said President Barrack Obama last week during a press conference. Employees of more than two dozen veterans hospitals across the country are accused of “cooking the books” by manipulating records to hide long delays in treating injured veterans. Pennsylvania Congr...
    It is a day to remember those who died serving. But across the nation, there is uproar over the alleged cover-up at the Department of Veterans Affairs. “It is dishonorable. It is disgraceful. And I will not tolerate it, period,” said President Barrack Obama last week during a press conference. Employees of more than two dozen veterans hospitals across the country are accused of “cooking the books” by manipulating records to hide long delays in treating injured veterans. Pennsylvania Congr...
  • Memorial Day observances nationwide

    Memorial Day observances nationwide

    ABC News' Karen Travers on how Americans are honoring those who gave their lives for their country this Memorial Day.
  • Wounded Warrior Project holds annual Memorial Day bike ride

    Wounded Warrior Project holds annual Memorial Day bike ride

    Monday, May 26 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-05-26 21:22:35 GMT
    Bicyclists were out bright and early in Maumee Monday morning, honoring those who've served. The Wounded Warrior Project held the third annual "Team Warriors 4-Ever Memorial Day Bike Ride". Around 150 cyclists left from Side Cut Metropark on the 62-mile ride. The trek took them to Napoleon and back. Money raised from the event goes toward the Wounded Warriors Project, a group helping to provide rehabilitation services for wounded soldiers returning to civilian life.
    Bicyclists were out bright and early in Maumee Monday morning, honoring those who've served. The Wounded Warrior Project held the third annual "Team Warriors 4-Ever Memorial Day Bike Ride". Around 150 cyclists left from Side Cut Metropark on the 62-mile ride. The trek took them to Napoleon and back. Money raised from the event goes toward the Wounded Warriors Project, a group helping to provide rehabilitation services for wounded soldiers returning to civilian life.
  • Ohio Gov. Kasich orders flags lowered for holiday

    Ohio Gov. Kasich orders flags lowered for holiday

    Monday, May 26 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-05-26 19:45:27 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Flags at public buildings and grounds throughout Ohio are flying at half-staff to honor those who have died serving the country. Gov. John Kasich issued a resolution ordering the flags lowered from sunrise until noon Monday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The resolution encourages all Ohioans to reflect on the significance of the day by remembering the sacrifices of the men and women who have served the nation. It also urges Ohioans to show gratitude to all th...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Flags at public buildings and grounds throughout Ohio are flying at half-staff to honor those who have died serving the country. Gov. John Kasich issued a resolution ordering the flags lowered from sunrise until noon Monday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The resolution encourages all Ohioans to reflect on the significance of the day by remembering the sacrifices of the men and women who have served the nation. It also urges Ohioans to show gratitude to all th...
  • Parades scheduled to observe Memorial Day

    Parades scheduled to observe Memorial Day

    Sunday, May 25 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-05-26 02:10:57 GMT
    Communities around the area have scheduled parades in honor of Memorial Day.
    Communities around the area have scheduled parades in honor of Memorial Day.
  • WWII Memorial celebrates 10 year anniversary

    WWII Memorial celebrates 10 year anniversary

    Friday, May 23 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-05-23 19:49:20 GMT
    Thirty years ago it was just an idea, then ground broke, and now the WWII memorial in Washington, DC is celebrating its tenth anniversary. “You have to spend your energy on what counts, this counts,” said Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH). In the lalate 1980'sKaptur authored a bill to create the memorial, to celebrate veterans and their families. “The World War Two generations, unselfishly, gave our future to us,” Kaptur said. “So we owe them everything!” Over the past decade, the memorial has drawn m...
    Thirty years ago it was just an idea, then ground broke, and now the WWII memorial in Washington, DC is celebrating its tenth anniversary. “You have to spend your energy on what counts, this counts,” said Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH). In the lalate 1980'sKaptur authored a bill to create the memorial, to celebrate veterans and their families. “The World War Two generations, unselfishly, gave our future to us,” Kaptur said. “So we owe them everything!” Over the past decade, the memorial has drawn m...
  • Local vets take honor flight to visit Washington memorials

    Local vets take honor flight to visit Washington memorials

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-05-21 21:54:47 GMT
    Seventy veterans from the Korean War and WWII are once again a band of brother.  They're part of the second Honor Flight of the year for the Northwest Ohio Hub.
    Seventy veterans from the Korean War and WWII are once again a band of brother.  They're part of the second Honor Flight of the year for the Northwest Ohio Hub.