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Channel 2 NewsMarch 29 will officially be known as Vietnam Veterans Day in Alaska. Gov. Sean Parnell signed House Bill 67 into law Wednesday, designating that day annually to acknowledge and commemorate the military service of American men and women in the Vietnam...
Channel 2 NewsA bill designating March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day has passed the Alaska Legislature. The Senate followed the House's lead and this week passed HB67 from Fairbanks Rep. Steve Thompson. The measure now goes to the governor. The bill would set...
Channel 2 NewsThe Alaska House has unanimously passed legislation that would make March 29 of each year Vietnam Veterans Day. HB67 passed 36-0. It now goes to the Senate for consideration. The bill, from Fairbanks Rep. Steve Thompson, calls for establishment of the...
Tags: Steve Thompson, U.S. Military, Vietnam
Channel 2 NewsA state House panel will consider a bill that calls for designating March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day in Alaska. The special committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs is scheduled to hear HB67 on Thursday. March 29, 1973 was the date the last U.S....
Tags: Barack Obama, Vietnam
Channel 2 NewsAll national parks will have free entrance on Monday, January 21 in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Alaska has 23 national parks and had more than 2.3 million visitors in 2011, according to the National Park Service. “The holiday...
Channel 2 NewsOver Veterans Day weekend, a local construction company’s boom truck along with a U.S. Army veteran nicknamed “Piper Dan,” made sure an American flag flew over where the old Veterans flagpole once stood in downtown Anchorage. The Mayor&...
Tags: U.S. Army, Human Interest
Channel 2 NewsFor Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers returning from Afghanistan, the meaning of Veterans Day is much deeper than a chance to sleep in and a day off from work. Soldiers of B Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 143rd Infantry Regiment returned to the...
Channel 2 NewsVeterans Day ceremonies across the country on Sunday honored the service men and women, past and present. In the United States, it’s a holiday that started at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 to signify the end of the First...
Channel 2 NewsFor the past 45 years, Anchorage resident Bruce Pozzi has owned a bracelet with the name Arvin Chauncey inscribed on it. He bought it to show solidarity for Chauncey, who spent 6 years as a Prisoner of War (POW) during the Vietnam War. Pozzi never met...
Channel 2 NewsVeterans Day is celebrated every November 11th, but all-month long, a national non-profit wants your old cellphones for a good cause. It’s called “Cell Phones for Soldiers,” and this year it has partnered up with Wells Fargo at all...
Tags: Charity, Cell Phones
Even though John Eckel won't be able to attend this year's Orland Park's Memorial Day ceremony, Monday's event is going to be extremely important to him. The 78-year-old Orland Township resident can't attend because of an illness, but more than a...
In Honor of Those Who Serve, local businesses would like to say "Thank You" for your service by offering special discounts for Memorial Day. (This list is ongoing, please check back for updates and additions.) Some discounts are offered all year long....
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