Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernard Sanders is leading a drive of more than 50 organizations of veterans and senior citizens to block what he calls significant cuts in veterans’ benefits and Social Security. Sanders made the call in advance of the Veterans Day holiday. Sanders is a senior member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. He […]
Over the years Sen. Bernard Sanders has been a consistent defender of the interests of military veterans, and on Memorial Day he appeared at a variety of parades and ceremonies where he asked Vermonters to remember those who have served their country. Rep. Peter Welch was in Vermont this week promoting a program to help […]
By Joel Banner Baird Flowers of remembrance and a fresh flag mark a serviceman’s grave today in Burlington’s Battery Park, following a Memorial Day observance. About 50 guests, bystanders and dignitaries gathered for the ceremony conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 782. “It’s one day in the year to put flags on the graves […]
By Matt Ryan VERGENNES — The loudest ovation went to an American flag spanning the width of the road and held aloft by members of the local Elks lodge. The guy driving the van with the “Nobama” placard received a mix of emphatic applause and low jeers. The Jeep towing a flag-draped coffin and the […]
By Deanna LeBlanc VERGENNES, Vt. – From public school bands to politicians, over 90 floats and participants paraded around Vergennes Monday. The annual Memorial Day parade has been marching on for at least 57 years. That’s how long Bob Barrows has been selling balloons on behalf of the Lions Club. “I meet a lot of […]
Watch Bernie discuss the veterans’ jobs bill on Politics Nation with Al Sharpton.
“The problem is that on issue after issue, the Republican ideology represents only a tiny faction of what the American people want.”