Top 5 Veterans News: Nov. 18, 2017

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  1. Southern Saratoga County honors Veterans, military personnel for their service. The Southern Saratoga County community displayed its collective patriotism last week through a variety of events that honored military veterans as well as those still in service to the country. There was the announcement of the newly re-designed Saratoga County veterans’ F.A.V.O.R. card on Thursday and the Veteran’s Day Dash on Friday morning.
  2. Stop deporting noncitizen veterans. After months of little response from the departments of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and other lawmakers renewed efforts Thursday to stop the deportation of veterans from the U.S. and secure more protections for them.

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  3. Kansas veterans: ‘This is an emergency’. A Kansas veteran commits suicide five days after the birth of his little girl, and the men he served with are ready to take action. The people who knew Norman Worden call him a hero, a loving father and husband. He was a man who would die for the brothers he served with in Iraq. But on the inside, Norman was fighting a battle few can understand.
  4. Veterans serve as foster parents. Twenty-five percent of the families working with a San Diego foster care agency are active duty military or veterans and include a couple from Ramona. Angels Foster Family Network, a nonprofit organization, highlighted the one-in-four statistic in recognition of Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
  5. Veterans’ sacrifices honored at Milpitas ceremony. Milpitas’ Veterans Day Ceremony, held Saturday morning at Veterans Plaza, paid respects to those who sacrificed for their country while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. About 200 people gathered for the 40-minute event that saw welcoming remarks by Mayor Rich Tran and Milpitas Veterans Commission Vice Chair Denny Weisgerber.

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