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For veterans, Myrtle Beach parade a time to reflect

Myrtle Beach’s Military Appreciation Days Parade didn’t fall on Memorial Day weekend this year. And Saturday’s crowd seemed smaller than usual, though it grew after a slow start. …read more Read more here:: Stars...

Alton VFW to lift spirits at children’s hospital

A busload of veterans and supporters will bestow special medals and provide certificates Monday to children who are facing their own battles, albeit health-related. …read more Read more here:: Stars and Stripes Veterans

Woodwork for warriors

About four years ago, woodworker Andy Bates cut off the tip of his left thumb on a table saw. Sitting in the doctor’s office for a check-up a few weeks later, Bates saw a...

Formerly homeless, a veteran makes a comeback

A former alcohol and drug addict who spiraled into homelessness is celebrating a triumphant return to independence five years in the making. …read more Read more here:: Stars and Stripes Veterans

Veterans denied disability benefits by VA

A Central Florida veteran is fighting for his life, as well as disability and insurance benefits, after he said the kidney cancer that is costing him his life was caused by water contamination at...

Veteran receives special recognition

With Memorial Day approaching, Vietnam War veteran Ken “Doc” Blakely walked into church on Saturday knowing that this was the day he would be called to the front to be honored for his service....

Veterans honored at ‘Echo Taps’ event in North Kingsville

The haunting sound of “Taps” reverberated throughout Greenlawn Memory Gardens on Saturday morning during a ceremony designed to honor soldiers from the past and present. …read more Read more here:: Stars and Stripes Veterans

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