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America, Land of Thanksgiving

By GLENDA ENNIS An almost instinctive urge to express thanksgiving to God is as American as the Pilgrims.  In fact, the earliest English settlers established a tradition of giving thanks…

Veteran Spotlight

Veteran Spotlight

This month The Citizen salutes Staff Sgt. Christopher R. Stine who is serving as a communications sergeant, with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) atFort CampbellKy.  He is…

Even though most of us grew very weary from all the political advertisements, robo calls, door knockers, flyers, yard signs, etc. of the recent election season—The Citizen wants to give…

If you get the chance to attend the Virginia Beach Forum on November 28 to experience “Lincoln: The Man, The Movie, The Magic,” you‘ll see that we have several of…

Remember, we welcome your input to The Citizen.  We would like to hear your ideas for stories, your suggestions for Veteran Spotlight and Citizen of the Month.  We also hope…

The Cost of Freedom

The Cost of Freedom

By ROBIN TULL As a financial planner I’m used to assessing the cost of things. How much will it cost to buy a house, to take a vacation, to send…

The Legacy of the Montford Point Marines

The Legacy of the Montford Point Marines

by Rebecca Brittingham The hour in history was critical. Times were uncertain. Fear rumbled the globe plunging America into the second great World War.  In the midst of opposition and…

George Washington's First Thanksgiving Proclamation

George Washington's First Thanksgiving Proclamation

THANKSGIVING DAY 1789 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – A PROCLAMATION Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God,…

Communities Come Together to Beat Down Cancer

Communities Come Together to Beat Down Cancer

By Meghan Okuley Achimasi If not for the bright green “Chemo Sucks” hat proudly worn by 13 year-old Noah Okuley, you would have no idea of the battle this inspiring…

Veterans Town Hall Meeting

Veterans Town Hall Meeting

A Veterans Town Hall meeting was held prior to the election at American Legion Post 280 in Chesapeake.  A crowd of approximately 50 veterans and family members heard remarks by…