Top 5 Veterans News: Nov. 21, 2017

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  1. Veterans Reflect On Their Service, Their Heroes. The American Legion Benson-Flugel Post 111 held a Veterans Day program at Palmer Auditorium in Woodstock, on Nov. 11. More than 40 veterans, their families, and members of the community paid their respects to all who served or are serving in the armed forces.
  2. Homeless veterans treated to Thanksgiving dinner at Chick-fil-A. Some Virginia veterans got an early start on Thanksgiving with a special feast provided by several groups. More than a dozen men and women sat down at the Brook Road Chick-fil-A In Glen Allen for a special meal Saturday evening.

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  3. Shadow the golden retriever helps veterans at Klein Hall in Chippewa Falls. Walking toward the library in Klein Hall Wednesday, Rich Munkholm stopped to talk to one of the newest residents. “Hi, buddy,” Munkholm said in a soft voice to Shadow, a golden retriever. “How are you? OK, give me the ball.”
  4. Fairbanksans use laughter to support veterans. Fairbanks residents spent about an hour raising money for local veterans recently. All they had to do was laugh. The Laughter Yoga session was held at the Fairbanks Elks Lodge, with class donations going to the Veterans Yoga Project.
  5. Nutcracker again celebrates veterans and their service. Nutcracker restaurant hosted its annual Veterans Day free meal event on Tuesday, Nov. 14, this year. Restaurant owners Steve and Nancy Butcher, both veterans themselves, recognized in the 1990s the need to better honor veterans and current military members on Veterans Day, and so they launched the meal tradition.

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