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President signs executive order to improve mental health resources for Veterans transitioning from active duty to civilian life

The Secretaries of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security will develop a plan to ensure Veterans’ mental health care for the year after separating from service.

WWI silver dollar

New commemorative silver dollar recognizes World War I centennial

The U.S. Mint coin and medals honor the 4.7 million American men and women who served during the war, and they help to support WWI education and commemorative programs.

Dominoes, bicycling help recreational therapists restore life for Veterans in Texas

VA recreational therapists use a wide range of activity and techniques to improve the physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and leisure needs of Veterans battling psychological and physical illnesses.


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This week we honor Navy Veteran Thomas S. Monson.

As he approached his 18th birthday in 1945, Tom enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserves and anticipated serving in WWII in the Pacific theater. Tom was sent to San Diego for training, but with the end of World War II was not stationed overseas.

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