The Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame on Sunday afternoon inducted five individuals and one nonprofit agency during a ceremony at Holy Family University.
Stephen Decatur Sr. (1752-1808), generally referred to as “Captain,” and his son Stephen Decatur Jr., referred to as “Commodore,” both had distinguished careers in the earliest years of the U.S. Navy.
Students receive maritime-themed education in former Stephen A. Douglas High School building.
America’s warfighters serving in Afghanistan this Thanksgiving enjoyed a taste of home, thanks to the efforts of employee at Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, at 700 Robbins Ave.
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For many years, Nov. 11 was a holiday for me. It meant no reveille that morning. It meant a day without fighting my way through traffic formations. It meant no maneuvering to try to find a seat on the express train to town. It was a day to desist from the duties of the day’s regimented drills. Clearly, I wasn’t AWOL. I was just on a day’s leave, thanks to the veterans. I always appreciated that day.
A Port Richmond bugler offers his musical services at veterans’ funerals and memorials across the city.
Anthony Lapkiewicz of Rhawnhurst recalls fighting in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II.
Several dozen friends and family members of Somerton’s Nick Forgione gathered recently at the Boulevard Diner to celebrate his 30-year cancer survival.