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Thank you for your service: the story of our veterans

Thank you for your service: the story of our veterans

Aanchal Garg

November 18, 2015


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, Beyond the Magazine: News, Multimedia, NEWS, News Editor's Picks, News Multimedia

11/11 at 11:00 a.m. It was a windy Tuesday morning at the Veterans Day Ceremony in Memorial Park where Cupertino community members gathered to commemorate our veterans. As the Navy, Sheriff’s and Fire Department Honor Guard performed the placement of the flag, multiple speakers took the podium to per...

After the war: stories of return

After the war: stories of return

Andrea Schlitt

November 18, 2015


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hey were the enemy, he thought. The death of the Japanese soldiers was supposed to represent America’s triumph, but something just didn’t feel right about thinking like that. A wallet next to the dead Japanese soldier caught his eye and inside rested a picture ofa woman and two ki...

Veterans Day: Stories of life, loss and remembrance

Veterans Day: Stories of life, loss and remembrance

Harini Shyamsundar

November 13, 2014


Filed under FEATURES, Features

Reported by Harini Shyamsundar and Kristin Chang with photos by Justin Kim. Silver star ornaments ... candles … greeting cards ... a white wedding dress … a motorcycle … All of the above are items that have, at one point or the other, been left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washingt...

Significance of Veterans Day undermined by day off

Significance of Veterans Day undermined by day off

Nathan Desai

November 12, 2012


Filed under OPINION

It takes a very special person to serve in the military. A person has to have a lot of courage to leave their loved ones to fight a war in a different country, knowing they may not make it out alive. So it is deserving that we honor those who have served in the military on November 11 each year, on...

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Veterans Day 2011 festivities

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Veterans Day 2011 festivities

Yaamini Venkataraman

November 11, 2011


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS

Update 11/13/11: Audio clips of the full speeches by Stephen Gilmore and William Peacock are now included at the bottom.  In spite of the slight showers, Cupertino held its annual Veterans Day memorial Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in Memorial Park. This year, the celebration focused on veterans of the Vietnam War. Towards the end of the cer...

Posters for veterans

Posters for veterans

Alexandria Poh

November 11, 2011


Filed under NEWS

On Nov. 10, Matadors on the Home Front embodied Veterans Day appreciation and made a poster for veterans, which was presented at a ceremony at Memorial Park on Nov. 11. Club members spent the lunch period carrying the poster around the school, gathering signatures and brief messages of thanks from...

Remembering our heroes

Remembering our heroes

Smitha Gundavajhala

November 9, 2011


Filed under Uncategorized

With the onset of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, we may briefly reflect upon the sacrifices and legacies of those who fought to keep Cupertino safe. But beyond that, sadly, we only have a hazy picture of what they truly mean to Cupertino. We do not learn about them in textbooks, nor are their stories touted...