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All for the red, white and blue: 94-year-old veteran continues to fight to raise awareness

Dolores Mielnicki is on a mission. The 94-year-old World War II veteran believes too many women have had their service to country ignored — and she’s doing everything she can to spread the word.

“You don’t hear anything about that,” Mielnicki said of the role so many women played in past military conflicts. “And it’s something to be proud of.”

Mielnicki was one of more than a dozen local veterans honored in the Senior Center’s Jonesborough Days Parade on July 4, jauntily wearing a World War II veteran’s cap adorned with a “Women are Veterans Too!” button. (See related story, Page 1B) More...


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