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Memorial Day Service

City to Hold Memorial Day Service Mark your calendars now for Monday, May 27 and plan to attend the Chesapeake Memorial Day Service!  The event will be held in front…

Veteran of the Month – Captain John Allen, USN

Veteran of the Month – Captain John Allen, USN

Veteran Spotlight: Captain John Allen, USN By JAYNE THURBER-SMITH Former member of the City Council of Chesapeake and one of the Navy’s most distinguished aviators, John Allen enlisted in the…

Veterans Day Ceremony at Chesapeake City Hall

Veterans Day Ceremony at Chesapeake City Hall

More than 350 people turned out at 11:00 am on November 11, 2012 at Chesapeake City Hall to honor those who serve and have served in the United States Armed…

Local Couple Raise Money to Send Care Packages to Troops in Afghanistan

Local Couple Raise Money to Send Care Packages to Troops in Afghanistan

On Monday November 12 the Chick-fil-A at Edinburgh hosted a fundraiser for the LCpl. Cody S. Childers Memorial Fund.  The fund was started by Wendy Childers, mother of Cody Childers…

Honor and Remember by Rebecca Brittingham

Honor and Remember by Rebecca Brittingham

It started here in Chesapeake, VA, but has spread across the country. The Honor and Remember campaign was founded by one person, but is impacting an entire nation. In the…

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…

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…

4th Annual Mayor’s Breakfast to Honor Veterans

4th Annual Mayor’s Breakfast to Honor Veterans

More than 150 people attended the Mayor’s Breakfast to Honor Veterans held recently at the Norfolk Marriott Chesapeake.  The event offers an opportunity for fellowship, while honoring the service and…

Veteran of the Month

Veteran of the Month

This month The Citizen salutes Master Sergeant (USAF, Retired) Wayne Sarapata who has been involved in military and veterans affairs for nearly seventy percent of his life. Wayne Sarapata enlisted…

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