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File photo of vandalized public property. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

RI Statehouse Memorial To Soldiers Vandalized

Rhode Island Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts says an area at the Statehouse set aside to honor soldiers has been vandalized.

05/28/2012

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Flag Stand Stolen From Veterans’ Graves

Someone has been stealing solid brass flag holders from veterans graves at a Pittsfield cemetery, and the thefts may have been going on for a while.

05/10/2012

Proposal Would Increase Penalty For Defacing Veterans Memorials

The Connecticut legislature is beefing up state laws to discourage vandals and thieves from defacing or stealing veterans’ memorials and monuments in hopes of selling the metal for scrap.

05/03/2012

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More Influenza Cases At Rocky Hill Veterans’ Home

More cases of influenza have been diagnosed at the Rocky Hill Veterans Home.

04/17/2012

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.

02/23/2012

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.

12/22/2011

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.

11/11/2011

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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.

11/06/2011

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Federal Veterans Official Visits Hartford

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

04/18/2011

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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.

04/09/2011

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