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Ode to Volunteers: Giving back is where it’s at

Ode to Volunteers: Giving back is where it’s at

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another. “ Erma Bombeck She’s standing next to you in the grocery aisle. He’s parked behind you at the gas pump. She may have helped you at the Good Neighbor […]

JROTC commemorates Sept. 11 with flag ceremony

JROTC commemorates Sept. 11 with flag ceremony

Only the sound of a bird chirping and the hum of a lone car driving by down the road on a sun-splashed morning broke through the moment of silence during the flag ceremony Navarre High School Navy Junior ROTC unit does each year to commemorate the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. More than 2,000 […]

VFW awards students for patriotism

VFW awards students for patriotism

Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Officer, Patricia Harcrow-Orr presented three Navarre High School students with awards for their entries into the Young American Creative Patriotic Art competition.   Click here to view photos featured in the June 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online to your community newspaper.

Outreach, involvement key to suicide prevention

Outreach, involvement key to suicide prevention

The 22 veteran suicides per day epidemic is more realistically 25 says Fort Walton Beach physician Dr. Eddie Zant Jr., who treats many TBI-injured soldiers with hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help heal their concussed brains. Despite studies showing the efficacy of this treatment, the Department of Veterans Affairs  does not use HBOT therapy.  On Oct. […]

Veterans intervene to fill the gap

Veterans intervene to fill the gap

Investigator James O’Keefe’s video on veteran suicides for Project Veritas asks why an increasing number of military graveyards are being filled with people who died at their own hands rather than in combat. He asserts that VA is unable to treat the underlying causes of veterans’ emotional problems, depending on drug therapies which can mask the problems or […]

Winners named in essay contest

Winners named in essay contest

Spectre Post VFW 11367 recently recognized winners in the Voice of Democracy audio essay and Patriots Pen written essay contest. In a ceremony at Spectre Post 11367 Commander Jim Kradel and VFW Ladies Auxiliary President Carmen Duncan presented the winners with a certificate, a commemorative dog tag and a check. Alexander Zepp received first place […]