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Veterans Get Virtual Visits to Memorials

For elderly or disabled veterans who are unable to travel, there are some sacred tributes to their service that they will never be able to visit – like the new WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. But thanks to technology, and a recently formed nonprofit called Honor Everywhere, they can now experience standing amidst the monumental site by using a virtual reality headset. The organization’s founder, Sarah Hill, created Honor Everywhere in honor of her late grandfather,...
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Veterans and Horses

To most people, the animals in veteran Tice Ridley’s menagerie look like they're living a comfortable life of leisure. But the five goats, two alpacas, two rabbits, potbellied pig, cat, guinea pig, dog and five horses (including two miniature horses) play critical roles in helping veterans, along with first responders and their families, heal from the wounds of war. Ridley, a retired major and decorated Army war veteran who served for 18 years, calls this endeavor the Ci...
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Veterans Given Federal Grant To Help With Homelessness

A $500,000 federal grant has been issued in the interests of keeping local veterans from being homeless in the country they served. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin met with local vets recently to see how the funds were helping them get an apartment, counseling to get sober or help with other personal challenges. “Our job is to get them (vets) housed quickly and then we surround them with services, so going forward, hopefully we will break the homeless cycle that the veteran has ex...
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Veterans Commemorated in Wreath Ceremony

At the Gates of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Sunnyvale California, dozens of family members and volunteers laid Christmas wreaths on the graves of 200 veterans who had served in the U.S. military. Volunteers and families at cemeteries across the country were doing the same thing, marking the annual Wreaths Across America event in recognition of deceased veterans. The organization coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and at more than 1,100 othe...
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