Top 5 Veterans News: Nov. 20, 2017

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  1. Students, former military members mix at Winter Haven veterans ceremony. Polk County Sheriff’s Major Vance Monroe Jr. said he treats every day as Veterans Day. Monroe stood at a podium Saturday morning in downtown Winter Haven, flanked by Junior ROTC students from Winter Haven High School and backed by a contingent of veterans.
  2. Investigation finds corruption, intimidation at Temple VA campus. Veterans in the work program at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Temple campus had complained about being assigned to the motor pool for years. The complaints, made by veterans undergoing drug and alcohol treatment as they tried to get their lives back on track.

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  3. Helping veterans get motivated, and moving, goal of fund founder. Mark Leonard approached a veteran wearing an American flag T-shirt and paused on his way to set up more registration signs for his organization’s biggest event of the year. “I want you to sit on this one here or that one there because I want you to have a new bike,” Leonard said, pointing to two recumbent bikes sitting under a tent. “I want you to go faster.”
  4. Separate housing for veterans in jail becomes a national trend. What began as a simple idea in Middlesex, Mass., is now a trend being adopted quickly by county jails across the country: the creation of separate housing units solely for veterans.
  5. Cleveland poet captures spirit of Veterans Day. Cleveland Rotarians on Nov. 15 were visited by local Navy Veteran and story poet Allen Hauke. His inspiring and patriotic works reflect true devotion to God, Country, and Flag, as well as recognizing the contributions of all Veterans and First Responders.

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