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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

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...

Photo by Aanchal Garg.

After the war: stories of return

Andrea Schlitt November 18, 2015

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...

Veterans Day: Stories of life, loss and remembrance

Veterans Day: Stories of life, loss and remembrance

Harini Shyamsundar November 13, 2014

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...

Despite risking their lives, soldiers don’t get the respect they deserve. Resuming our daily lives on Veterans Day would return value to the holiday.

Significance of Veterans Day undermined by day off

Nathan Desai November 12, 2012

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...

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Veterans Day 2011 festivities

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Veterans Day 2011 festivities

Yaamini Venkataraman November 11, 2011

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...

Posters for veterans

Posters for veterans

Alexandria Poh November 11, 2011

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...

Remembering our heroes

Remembering our heroes

Smitha Gundavajhala November 9, 2011

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...

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