veterans http://wmuk.org en Running to Help Wounded Warriors http://wmuk.org/post/running-help-wounded-warriors <p>The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have affected thousands of veterans. Many must cope with severe physical injuries while others grapple with emotional and psychological scars. This weekend an event at Western Michigan University will raise money for a national organization dedicated to helping them. The 5K run and walk for the Wounded Warrior Project is sponsored by the university’s Joint ROTC Community Outreach Corps.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:28:41 +0000 Andrew Robins 13501 at http://wmuk.org Running to Help Wounded Warriors Bridging generations on Veteran's Day http://wmuk.org/post/bridging-generations-veterans-day <p>Veteran’s Day, the day the nation honors and remembers those who’ve served the country in the armed forces, was set on the 11th day of the 11th month. That's the moment the guns fell silent at the end of what was then known as the “Great War” in 1918. Since then, Americans have fought in many other wars and served in peacetime. Each year an event at Western Michigan University brings veterans together with young people who are just beginning their military careers.</p><p></p> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 17:52:36 +0000 Andrew Robins 10183 at http://wmuk.org Bridging generations on Veteran's Day Retiree finds new joy in the tuba, despite bad memories http://wmuk.org/post/retiree-finds-new-joy-tuba-despite-bad-memories <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“I didn’t play my horn for a long time because I just got burned out, played too many funerals,” says Kalamazoo tuba player George Forrester Sr. He plays with the <a href="http://www.kalamazooconcertband.org/">Kalamazoo Concert Band</a>. Their concert, “Through the Eyes of a Child” will be performed Saturday&nbsp;at 7:30 p.m. in Cheney Auditorium. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:15:52 +0000 Nancy Camden 4122 at http://wmuk.org Retiree finds new joy in the tuba, despite bad memories Combat Veterans Writing Group to read in honor of Veteran's Day http://wmuk.org/post/combat-veterans-writing-group-read-honor-veterans-day <p>In the fall of 2009, Kalamazoo writer Margaret von Steinen started a Combat Veterans Writing Group that meets twice a month at the <a href="http://www.pdl.lib.mi.us/">Portage District Library</a>. The group will read from their work at the library Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in honor of Veteran’s Day.</p><p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 22:15:28 +0000 Lorraine Caron 185 at http://wmuk.org