Top 5 Veterans News: Nov. 13, 2017

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  1. For aging Colorado veterans who “feel forgotten about,” a simple gesture goes a long way. They came in wheelchairs, on the arms of others, leaning on walkers — and a few under their own power. Sixteen military vets gathered Friday inside Greenridge Place, a nursing home in Westminster, for a special ceremony recognizing their service to the country the day before Veterans Day.
  2. Google Doodle Honors Veterans With Silhouettes of Each Military Branch. Google is observing Veterans Day 2017 with a patriotic new Google Doodle. The Veterans Day image, which was created in collaboration with the veterans’ network VetNet, is made up of five silhouetted figures, meant to represent the Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, Army and Navy, according to an announcement from Google.

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  3. Women Veterans Memorial. The Springfield memorial honoring women veterans is one of only a handful in the country.
  4. 3 Amazing Veterans In The Geek & Sundry Community. Meet Timothy Regan. He’s a miniature wargamer (collecting and playing Warmachine), a video gamer (and a particular fan of Fallout and XCOM), and a tabletop gamer who has been playing D&D since he was nine years old. He also has spent 9 years, 7 months and 17 days in the service of his country, joining the Navy on May 13, 2003.
  5. MassChallenge Startups Aid Veterans. Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who served since September 2001 — 71% of which are between the ages of 25 and 44 — experience an unemployment rate of 5.1 percent.  With a majority of our veterans being among working age, and with incomparable skills in the workforce, you’d expect it would be easy for veterans to find employment after service. But the transition to civilian life is a bit more difficult.

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