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

Incentives Proposed For Hiring Unemployed Combat Vets

State officials are considering a proposal from Senate Democrats that would provide Connecticut businesses with a financial incentive to hire certain unemployed combat veterans.


Connecticut National Guard troops load up supplies at Rentschler Field after a storm.  File photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer

Officials Ask Employers To Hire Veterans

Connecticut officials on Thursday urged employers to take advantage of new state and federal financial incentives and hire returning veterans, many of whom are having difficulty finding work.


West Hartford's 2011 Veterans Day ceremony. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Many Iraq, Afghanistan Vets Unemployed

For veterans in the U.S., the unemployment rate is much higher than the national average.


(Courtesy Connecticut Veterans Parade)

Veterans Parade Today

Hartford hosts the annual Connecticut Veterans Parade today with thousands of participants expected to be on hand as the marchers step off from the Capitol at 12:30.



Federal Veterans Official Visits Hartford

Tammy Duckworth says a growing number of female veterans are becoming homeless, and many of them have children.


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Bill Would Grant Diplomas To Korean War Vets

Connecticut legislators are being asked to let local school boards grant high school diplomas to veterans who left school to serve in the Korean conflict.


Sound Off CT Part 1 Nov 11

Retired Col. Ralph Peters on Veteran’s Day and the Release of his 26th book, “The Officer’s Club.”