Veterans Day Parade Portrait by John Knott, 9/13/19.
I would say please try and work hard for peace; that's number one.
They say that war is hell and it is.
Too many broken bodies….
—Doris Howard, 11/11/2019, Channel 2 News interview
On November 1, 2019, Doris received her WW2 medals for the first time, courtesy Starlyn Lara, Northern Nevada Veterans Resource Center, Reno. They were ordered through son Bill's studies with the State of Nevada Veterans Services Nevada Veterans Advocate certification, but they weren't to come until May 2020, well into Doris' 100th year. Starlyn made sure Doris would have them for the parade.
I am so very grateful for the overwhelming parade of honors I am receiving. And especially to Linda Dickerson of Reno Nevada Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 989 for her kind nomination.
I am deeply honored to represent all Northern Nevada veterans who have given so much so selflessly in the service of their country.
And it is such an honor to be Co-Grand Marshall with Ionnis Lourgaris who had done so much for veteran's healthcare throughout the region for so many decades which has resulted in this marvelous VA hospital we are all so proud of."