Top 5 Veterans News: Oct. 22, 2017

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  1. For some veterans, John Kelly’s remarks add to a worrying military-civilian divide. The deaths of four Special Forces soldiers in Niger this month have sparked wider debate about military service, the civilian-military divide in the United States and the contours of public discourse about one of the country’s most hallowed communities: the families of troops killed in combat.
  2. Stand Down event bringing health services to County veterans in need. Homeless veterans and their peers in need will be to find out about and receive the free health services they deserve, when the United Veterans of Maine host Stand Down at Cary Medical Center next month. Stand Down, which refers to a safe-haven for soldiers in the Vietnam War, is also now the name of a popular event that until this year has only been held at the Togus VA facility in Augusta.
  3. Slain Vegas officer buried at veterans cemetery. An off-duty Las Vegas police officer who was killed by a gunman shooting from a hotel into a crowded country music concert has been laid to rest at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Charleston Hartfield was buried Friday following private graveside services. Hartfield was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.
  4. Veterans with ‘Bad Paper’ Won’t Get New VA ID Cards. Starting next month, veterans can register for identification cards that prove their military history – but not everyone who has served will get one. The Department of Veterans Affairs will provide free, hard-copy identification cards that include their names, photos and an identification number.
  5. Florist’s shop robbed while owner giving flowers to veterans. A Pennsylvania florist’s shop has been robbed while the owner was away handing out free bouquets to veterans at a health center. Carrie South says the thief made off with $1,400 from Bloomin’ Genius Exotic Flowers and Gifts in Greensburg.

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