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- Veterans are prime targets for phone scams, pitches for upfront benefits buyouts. Military veterans are a prime target for telephone scams and even more likely to end up as fraud victims than the general public, according to a new survey released by AARP.
- Businesses thank veterans with food and services. Many area businesses are expressing their appreciation to veterans by offering free and discounted services and food to veterans on Veterans Day. Below is a list of dates and locations verified by the News-Leader.
- Battle over veterans’ health care comes down to VA Choice. Kevin Miller is a U.S. Marine Corps Iraq combat veteran who came home with a wide range of chronic health issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and injuries to his neck, spine and shoulders. Thanks to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ model of integrated care, Miller can coordinate and receive all his care at the VA hospital in San Francisco.
- Restored WWII cannon returning to Mokena on Veterans Day. This Saturday, one of Mokena’s veterans will return to a final resting place in Pioneer Cemetery. Escorted by World War II reenactors, a restored 1943 US Army M5 anti-tank three-inch gun, will make its way south on Wolf Road to the cemetery to be placed on a new concrete pad, amid a brief ceremony and demonstration.
- Veterans who want a pet can adopt for free this Saturday. Many veterans say having a pet helps them. For people who want to avoid crowds, for example, pets provide a reason to go outside. Others simply appreciate the steady companionship. Veterans who have thought about getting a dog or cat can stop by some area shelters Saturday to adopt a dog or cat for free.