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Focusing on Homeless Veterans

While advocates say the number of homeless Connecticut veterans has declined somewhat in recent years, there’s a new effort underway to try to eliminate homelessness among the state’s veteran population over the next two years.

11/10/2013

(Courtesy Hartford Police, Hartford Business Improvement District, Hartford.com)

Annual Veterans Parade Steps Off Sunday

An estimated 40,000 spectators are expected in Hartford Sunday as more than 3,000 marchers in more than 150 military and veterans’ groups and musical units step off in the annual Connecticut Veterans Parade.

11/02/2013

A memorial ceremony is held in a small park in front of the O'Neill Armory in Hartford, for Calvin Heath, a Dayville resident awarded the Silver Star for his actions during Vietnam. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

‘Calvin Was Able To Crawl For Help. They Sent Out Help’

A ceremony was held in a small park in front of the O’Neill state armory in Hartford today, in honor of a recently deceased Dayville man who was awarded the silver star for his actions during Vietnam.

10/10/2013

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Conn. Holds Annual Veterans’ Services Event

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut is holding its annual “Stand Down” event to link military veterans with services to help them in civilian life. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman are […]

09/20/2013

West Hartford's Veterans' Memorial. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Murphy: V-A Takes Too Long To Process Claims

Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy is releasing data about veterans and their spouses who have died before receiving benefits they were owed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

07/12/2013

Designs for the new memorial. (Courtesy Connecticut State Veterans Memorial Inc.)

New State Veteran’s Memorial Under Development

Connecticut veterans will soon have a new place to remember their comrades with the development of the Connecticut State Veteran’s Memorial in Hartford’s Minuteman Park.

06/17/2013

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Interviews With Veterans: What Memorial Day Means From A Hero’s Perspective

How do you celebrate Memorial Day, and what does this federal holiday mean to you and your family? Read what some of our country’s veterans had to say about Memorial Day, patriotism and what this annual holiday means to them.

05/13/2013

A color guard at West Hartford's 2012 Memorial Day parade. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Memorial Day Celebrations In Connecticut

From parades to parties, races to food events and from the simple to the sublime, there’s a lot to do on this most memorable day in Connecticut.

05/13/2013

File photo of a "Don't Tread On Me" flag. (credit: Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

‘Don’t Tread On Me’ Flag Prohibited On Public Land In NY Town

A “Don’t Tread on Me” flag, hoisted by veterans on public property in New York, has been ordered down because of its recent association with the tea party.

04/26/2013

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State Senate Votes To Restore State Benefits to Vets Discharged Under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Connecticut lawmakers are seeking to restore state benefits to gay and lesbian veterans discharged under the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

04/24/2013

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