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Ageing veterans might not be around for next big D-Day anniversary

Bayeux - Marcel Deschateaux waited over an hour Thursday to applaud dozens of British veterans as they walked through his town of Bayeux, after one of dozens of ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of France.

Review: Country star raises money for veterans, swims with mermaids

Great Falls - Acclaimed country star Aaron Tippin is a true American patriot. Most recently, he swam with mermaids in Great Falls, Montana, to help support veterans.

The Journey Home Project helps U.S. veterans battling cancer

Nashville - In November of 2018, Charlie Daniels' The Journey Home Project donated $50,000 to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Frontline pizza: Ukrainian veterans feed soldiers in hotspots

Ukraine - There's no knock on the door, just the tantalising smell of melted cheese, ham and tomato sauce reaching the noses of Ukrainian soldiers. The pizza delivery man has arrived.

China's old soldiers hope summit brings Korean War closure

Shanghai - Sixty-five years after the Korean War's guns fell silent, Chinese army veteran Yu Jihua still shudders in the dark of night when a plane rumbles overhead, triggering traumatic memories of death-dealing US bombers.

Trump hints veterans affairs nominee could withdraw under pressure

Washington - Donald Trump opened the door Tuesday for his embattled nominee for veterans affairs to step aside, saying that while Ronny Jackson is "a wonderful man," the US president himself would not abide such congressional scrutiny.

Deported veterans protest in Mexico on US Veterans Day

Juarez - A group of Mexicans who served with the US military in Vietnam and Iraq only to be deported held a Veterans Day protest on Saturday in the border city Ciudad Juarez.

Op-Ed: San Diego Hepatitis A outbreak tied to homeless population

San Diego - Not only does San Diego, California have a homelessness problem, but the city now is battling a Hepatitis A outbreak that has sickened 421 people and killed 16 between November 2016 and September this year. At least 279 people have been hospitalized.

Ranks of homeless veterans keep swelling in Los Angeles

Los Angeles - Kendrick Bailey is standing outside the tent he has pitched on a filthy sidewalk in downtown Los Angeles and points to the American flag he served proudly during the Vietnam War.

US military veterans in a new fight -- against deportation

Chicago - Miguel and Esperanza Perez stood outside Chicago's immigration courthouse, clutching an American flag folded into a triangle in a gesture of respect.

US military veterans in a new fight -- against deportation

Chicago - Miguel and Esperanza Perez stood outside Chicago's immigration courthouse, clutching an American flag folded into a triangle in a gesture of respect.

US military veterans in a new fight -- against deportation

Chicago - Miguel and Esperanza Perez stood outside Chicago's immigration courthouse, clutching an American flag folded into a triangle in a gesture of respect.

Amazon is going to train veterans for jobs in tech

As part of the Joining Forces initiative, Amazon will go through with its plans to train thousands of veterans for jobs in the tech industry.

Op-Ed: Sheriff blocks supplies and access to Standing Rock demonstrators

The Morton County Sheriff says they will block access and supplies to the Standing Rock encampment in N.D. The timing is perfect. Mainstream media has finally torn themselves away from the Trump Circus, realizing there is more going on in America.

Zimbabwe says probing 'treasonous' rebuke of Mugabe by veterans

Harare - The Zimbabwe government on Saturday denounced as "treasonous" a statement by war veterans berating President Robert Mugabe and his regime for brutal attacks on his opponents.

Zimbabwe's MDC opposition hails war veterans' Mugabe rebuke

Harare - Zimbabwe's main opposition on Friday praised war veterans for "finally seeing the light" after the long-time allies of President Robert Mugabe denounced him as "dictatorial".

Zimbabwe war veterans denounce 'dictatorial' Mugabe

Harare - Zimbabwe's war veterans, who have played a crucial and sometimes violent role supporting President Robert Mugabe, on Thursday denounced him as "dictatorial" in the latest sign of growing national instability.

Veterans' Agent Orange lawsuits refused — but their war continues

A contractor agency hired by the U.S. government to review thousands of veterans' refund claims for exposure to Agent Orange recently refused them. Whistleblower attorneys decided to appeal the denial, claiming that they defrauded the federal government.

Op-Ed: Travel & Food writer now novelist overwhelmed by Veterans of WWII Special

San Carlos - While food and travel blog writer turned-novelist Carole Bumpus is pleased that the companion cookbook "Recipes for Redemption" to her novel "A Cup of Redemption" has been well-received,

Jihadist veterans pose generational threat even if IS defeated: Experts

Paris - Even if the Islamic State group is one day defeated on its territory, the world could face an even greater threat from tens of thousands of battle-hardened jihadist veterans, experts have warned.

Op-Ed: Novel spurs author on an unexpected 'Liberation Tour' Special

Redwood City - When food and travel writer Carole Bumpus met a French woman to talk about recipes she did not anticipate that their meeting would take her upon an unexpected journey to the past — and subsequently open another door.

Obama calls on veterans to back Iran deal

Pittsburgh - US President Barack Obama told a gathering of military veterans Tuesday that hardheaded diplomacy with Iran could avoid the type of "unnecessary wars" for which they have paid the highest price.

U.S. Government fines BoA for its abuse of military families

Charlotte - The United States government has fined lending giant Bank of America $30 million for its abuses of military members and their families in violation of federal law.

Croatian veterans end church protest after PM agrees to talks

Zagreb - Scores of Croatian war veterans who had taken refuge in a Zagreb church left peacefully on Friday after the government agreed to hold talk with them about their benefits.Escorted by police, veterans from Croatia's 1990s independence war left St.

'Abandoned' Hong Kong veterans go into battle with Britain

Hong Kong - Hong Kong military veterans who served in the British armed forces are going into battle against their former colonial ruler over their right to live in Britain.

Yoga for army vets could help with PTSD

The Veterans Health Administration has launched four pilot programs that offer veterans yoga, acupuncture, Qigong, guided imagery and equine therapies, as an alternative to medication, to help with PTSD.

How whistleblowers exposed critical lapses at VA Department

The Veterans Administration failed far too many soldiers and former soldiers, and it was whistleblowers at many locations that brought these gaffes to light.

Celebs praise pet adoption: Cuddly love, kindness and support

It is so important to remember that one should give back to the furry members of society by adopting a pet in need of someone to love. Celebrities have long been using their status to help in the efforts of getting pets adopted.

Alabama gun repairman's anti-Veterans Day message sparks outrage

Anniston - An Alabama gun repairman has raised eyebrows and ire across America after posting a controversial Facebook message in which he opined that veterans are "not heroes."

Veterans are asked to be wary of pension investment schemes Special

Sacramento - As U.S. Veterans gather tomorrow and as families and loved ones honor those who have served, the California Dept. of Business Oversight wanted to urge veterans to be wary of investment schemes being offered to them that can place their finances at risk.
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Documentary on Rolling Thunder and the Run for the Wall on Memorial Weekend.
Documentary on Rolling Thunder and the Run for the Wall on Memorial Weekend.
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The City of Hurricane Police Officers welcome the Veterans on the Run for the Wall ride.
The City of Hurricane Police Officers welcome the Veterans on the Run for the Wall ride.
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TKO PTSD Project.
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Jan and Jim Arensmeier were present at the local Safeway supermarket on Friday  May 23  2014 to remi...
Jan and Jim Arensmeier were present at the local Safeway supermarket on Friday, May 23, 2014 to remind shoppers that Memorial Day is not simply the start of summer vacation, it is a day of remembrance for all veterans who fought and died for the nation, as well as those still living.
United States Army veteran James Mitten checks in with Veteran Affairs to verify his eligibility for...
United States Army veteran James Mitten checks in with Veteran Affairs to verify his eligibility for services at the 13th annual StandDown in Phoenix, Arizona February 14, 2014. More than 1500 homeless veterans in the area were expected to receive help from 70 providers with health care, clothing and legal services
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Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
Dave Francis  representing the South African Legion of Military Veterans   covers his medals  instea...
Dave Francis, representing the South African Legion of Military Veterans, "covers his medals" instead of saluting, according to a long-established tradition.
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
File photo of World War II veteran Zane Grimm at the Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27th  2013  at the...
File photo of World War II veteran Zane Grimm at the Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27th, 2013, at the San Francisco National Cemetery.
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Big Shot playing for the veterans at The Paramount
Big Shot playing for the veterans at The Paramount
Scenes at the Veteran s rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland  Ca.
Scenes at the Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland, Ca.
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The Run for the Wall ride goes from coast to coast and will total up to 300 000 riders by the time t...
The Run for the Wall ride goes from coast to coast and will total up to 300,000 riders by the time they arrive in Washington, DC to honor the fallen, missing and surviving Veterans of all wars.
Senior veterans from various service associations including  Lin  Barrett  fourth from the left.
Senior veterans from various service associations including "Lin" Barrett, fourth from the left.
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
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