A plaque honoring a Port Richmond man who was the first person from Philadelphia to die in the Korean War was dedicated on Veterans Day.
A Port Richmond bugler offers his musical services at veterans’ funerals and memorials across the city.
Philadelphia police have not named a suspect or determined a motive in the fatal shooting of a Castor Gardens teenager about two blocks from his home last Thursday night.
With a wealth of community support, the St. Benjamin nanobrewery could come to life in South Kensington.
Fishtown resident Tim Patton has long been working to build a brewery. Last week, he presented a plan in South Kensinton.
Army Pvt. Karim A. Walker and Army National Guard Pvt. Mary C. Logan have graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Philadelphia Protestant Home held a special luncheon on Veterans Day to recognize some of the veteran residents for their service. State Sen. During the ceremony, Fred Wahl plays “Taps” on his harmonica.
“Today, nearly 40 years after the last of our troops came home, I feel the country has come to respect and appreciate the Vietnam veteran.” — Steve Uchniat
When I was in high school there was a course called “Vietnam.” It was a class devoted to the history of the conflict and its effect on our nation. Guest speakers, all veterans of Vietnam, visited the class regularly to retell their war experiences. It afforded students the opportunity to learn things that weren’t in the textbooks, but it especially enabled them to form a complex human connection to a group of people often marginalized, even vilified, by history and the popular media.