Top 5 Veterans News: Feb. 12, 2018

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  1. Veteran camping out to raise awareness about homelessness among veterans. A homeless veteran from Winnipeg is camping out in Ottawa for one week. Trevor Sanderson is in the capital for a rally planned on Parliament Hill for Thursday in support of veterans’ issues.
  2. I’m The Daughter Of A Veteran But Opposed To Trump’s Military Parade. My father, a Navy veteran, turns 90 this year. Dad fades in and out of dementia. He hardly speaks, saying “hello,” or answering a question with only “yes” or “no.” When I mentioned my recent trip to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, sadness appeared in his eyes. He was 13 years old when the Japanese attacked the naval base in Hawaii. By the time he joined the Navy, the Allies had won the war. As a baby boomer, I grew up in the shadow of that war and that victory.
  3. Veterans find support through freewheeling, high-flying extreme sports. Butte resident Janna Sherrill says the nonprofit she co-founded in 2010 came out of a need for understanding. Sherill is the cofounder of the Missoula-based nonprofit Xsports4vets, an organization that helps veterans find a network of support through participation in extreme sports, activities like white-water rafting, rock climbing, and sky diving.
  4. Veteran wants Hyannis memorial walkway preserved. hen the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center moved from Main Street to a new location at the Village Market Place in late December, it left behind nearly 30 bricks dedicated to veterans of military service, both living and dead.
  5. Veteran’s eye exam request becomes huge inconvenience. Reading is more than a passion for U.S. Navy veteran a retired elementary school teacher Charles Dotson – it’s been a calling his entire life. He says he’s been motivated to teach younger kids to help them get a jump-start on their literacy skills. When his eyesight began to worsen with age, he turned to the Veteran’s Affairs health care system for help.