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Voices From the Grave
Maj. Sullivan Ballou’s Last Letter to His Wife

| May 28, 2018

Maj. Sullivan Ballou’s letter to his wife, written a week before he was killed at Bull Run in 1861, is one of the great eulogies of sorrow and divided duty to nation and family. As a memorial to the victims of war, who include survivors, especially civilians, the letter has few equals.

A Man For All Seasons, Sisco Deen Is Flagler County Veteran Of the Year

| November 10, 2017

Recognized at today’s county ceremony marking Veterans Day, Sisco Deen served two decades in various branches of the military, including during the Vietnam War, and is the long-time archivist of the Flagler County Historical Society.

At Flagler Airport, Veterans Day Framed by Traveling Vietnam Memorial and Freedom Fest

| November 11, 2016

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, a 3/5-scale replica of Maya Lin’s original Vietnam Memorial in Washington, stretched almost 300 feet along the tarmac at the airport as Veterans Day ceremonies kicked off Freedom Fest, a weekend-long event.

A Judge and “Citizen Soldier” Honors Veterans as Children Discover 265th Air Defense Artillery

| November 11, 2015

The Veterans Day ceremony in Bunnell featured Judge J. David Walsh, an airman in Vietnam, and the newly arrived hardware and men of the 265th Air Defense Artillery brigade, now at the Flagler County Airport.

Flagler Briefly Pauses On 100th Anniversary Year of the War that Led to Veterans Day

| November 11, 2014

The commemoration of Veterans Day this morning in Bunnell featured a Florida Army National Guard commander who traced the conflict-ridden history of the day since its inception at the end of World War I.

The Trouble With Veterans Day

| November 11, 2013

It’s hard to see how, if a war is unjust, it can be heroic to wage it. So it’s flat-out preposterous to claim that everyone who has ever been in the U.S. military is a hero, argues Arnold Oliver, a Vietnam veteran who finds it troubling that Veterans Day has devolved into a hyper-nationalistic worship service of militarism.

Voices from the Grave:
So Proudly We Fail

| November 12, 2012

In “So Proudly We Fail,” James Agee looked at war films to explain the “unutterable dislocation” between soldiers and civilians, what he described–in 1943–as a destructive “chasm” that veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan describe with equal anger today even as the nation goes through the motions of marking its Veteran and Memorial days.

Sisco Deen on the Meaning of Veterans Day, Frank W. Buckles and Mackenzie’s Card

| November 11, 2011

In a moving tribute to veterans and Frank Buckles, the late, last World War I veteran, Sisco Deen, Flagler County’s archivist, reminds us why we must “always remember and honor those who have served and dedicated their lives to our country.”

Veterans Day Ceremonies in Flagler and Palm Coast’s Heroes Park

| November 7, 2011

This Friday’s Veterans Day ceremonies will be held at 8:30 a.m. at Palm Coast’s Heroes Park and at 10 a.m. in front of the county administration building in Bunnell.

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