Top 5 Veterans News: Nov. 15, 2017

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  1. NFL protests continue during Veterans Day weekend. Three players took a knee during the national anthem before the New York Giants game at the San Francisco 49ers, as the rest of the league stood during Veterans Day weekend.
  2. Jefferson County is locking up veterans in special jail unit to break the cycle of incarceratio. Since leaving the Army in 1996, John Smith has led a troubled life marked by stints in jail. Smith, 55, who moved into a new veterans-only housing unit at the Jefferson County Detention Facility on Nov. 6, is hoping that the time he spends surrounded by fellow vets will help him break the cycle of incarceration.

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  3. Harvard affirms, deepens commitment to veterans. Eighty-five years ago, Memorial Church was dedicated in Harvard Yard. On Veterans Day, Harvard’s military community returned to the church to honor service members past and present. The 11 a.m. ceremony marked a number of milestones: One was a rededication of the original Memorial Church bell, which tolled Saturday in memory of Harvard veterans.
  4. Veterans Claiming Disability Pay Face Wall of Denials and Delays. Jonathan Bey hurt his back while repairing buoys at sea in the Coast Guard, and after he was discharged, he filed what he thought would be a routine request for veterans disability benefits. That was 34 years ago. After repeated denials by the Department of Veterans Affairs, appeals by Mr. Bey, and more than a couple of letter
  5. How Veterans Can Help Bridge the Civil-Military Divide. One day in August 2014, I felt my phone buzz in my pocket. A news alert tersely stated that an American journalist, James Foley, had been beheaded by militants from the Islamic State, which had swarmed through northern Iraq just two months prior.

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