Top 5 Veterans News: Feb. 17, 2018


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  1. Local veteran trying to bring Navy specialty plates to Va. A local Navy veteran is working to bring U.S. Navy specialty plates to Virginia. Roger Hirsh, a retired captain, spent 30 years in the Navy as a pharmacist officer.
  2. Veteran wants Haywood County to use former armory for veterans’ center. A Haywood County veteran is calling on other local veterans and residents to bring awareness to a need in the county.
  3. Hospitalized veterans at VA honored with live performance from traveling troupe. Hospitalized Patients,” the group Re-creation made a stop in the Midlands. They travel across the country performing 320 shows, volunteering their time.
  4. Black veterans’ complex history fighting for America. Black veterans shared their stories of serving the country and lessons learned at a black history themed panel discussion hosted by Grace Baptist Church of Germantown and State Rep. Stephen Kinsey (D-201) on Feb. 10.
  5. Veterans sound off at town hall. Around 40 veterans showed up Thursday evening for a town hall meeting at the Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Medical Center.

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