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Top 5 Veterans News: Nov. 02, 2017

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  1. True story of Under Aged Navy Veteran enlisted at 15 during WWII headed to film. Mount Liptak captures the untold true story of how thousands of young men and women enlisted underage in the military during World War II. The film focuses specifically on a true story of one 15 year old boy who enlisted in the Navy to be a pilot – Lester Liptak.
  2. Veterans Day should serve as a reminder that the military is more diverse than perceived. On this Veterans Day, let’s take an opportunity to dispel a few misconceptions about veterans. First off, veterans tend to look different than the “all-American hero” stereotype some people might imagine. Indeed, the military is in many ways as diverse as the rest of the nation. A full 30% of the active military and selected reserve force identifies as black or Latino, which is about the same as the percentage nationwide.
  3. Local veterans to speak to Braintree students. Local veterans will share their experiences in the armed forces with students during Braintree High School’s “Veteran Guest Keynote Speaker Program” on Monday. This is the 11th year of the program, which is sponsored by the high school and the town’s veterans services office.

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  4. Stop the politics and build the veterans cemetery now. Politicians will exploit anything to gain political power. That’s exactly what is happening over the veterans cemetery in Irvine. It’s despicable to use veterans as pawns and our entire community should be outraged and informed.
  5. Retired periodontist to be honored for service to veterans at Auburn Veterans Parade. Dr. Theresa Cheng has received the 2017 Washington State Outstanding Service to Veterans – Superior Award from the Governor’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee. Cheng will be presented with the superior service award at the 52nd Auburn Veterans Day Parade on Sat., Nov. 11.


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