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Celebrate Flag Day

Celebrate Flag Day

June 14 is Flag Day. It is a chance for Americans to celebrate the history of stars-and-stripes flag, adopted in 1777. History According to the National Constitution Center, the first Flag Day celebration was in 1877. Years later in the 19th century, teachers across the nation began celebrating the day to introduce the country’s history […]

The light shining through tragedy

The light shining through tragedy

We are in a time when our country seems so divided; racial outcries, black, white, Muslim, Christian, Atheists, whose life matters, sexism and so much more. The voices of today’s generation are all muddled by what they believe, all speaking at the same time and over everyone else’s voice. We cannot hear each other speak, […]

Black Hawk Honored

Black Hawk Honored

Residents and VIPs gathered at Navarre Park on Friday, Nov. 18 for the dedication of the Black Hawk Memorial to remember the soldiers and U.S. Marines who perished in a helicopter crash Mar. 10, 2015. Local artist Randy New created the memorial on behalf of the Santa Rosa Leadership Class 29. Read the full article […]

NJROTC cadets earn recognition in essay contest

NJROTC cadets earn recognition in essay contest

Master Chief Petty Officer James Ethridge has always emphasized the importance of writing to his NJROTC students at Navarre High School. It’s why he makes every student participate in the Fleet Reservation Association Americanism Essay contest each year. “All of my students do it,” Ethridge said. “Writing is very important to me and it’s a […]

Students’ essays on freedom win VFW awards

Students’ essays on freedom win VFW awards

What Freedom Means To Me By Genna Hoitt A tall, worn flag stands proud against the nearby men, fighting for their country, their freedom, and their lives. Freedom is not just found in the agonized hearts of America’s soldiers as they pray to come home alive; honoring our country with the ultimate gift, but is […]