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Secretary Robert Wilkie’s message for Suicide Prevention Month

Service members and Veterans who have defended our freedom have earned our enduring gratitude. They should have the opportunity to live meaningful, productive lives, in the same freedom and peace that their service and sacrifices made possible for so many other Americans.

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Keith Thompson earns top honors at National Veterans Wheelchair Games

A 2006 motorcycle accident left the former firefighter in a 27-day coma and paralyzed from the waist down. Not one to be kept down, Thompson strives to be the best at everything he does and that paid dividends at this year’s National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) held in Orlando, Florida.


Veterans Legacy Program: Maj. Charles Leonetti, Italian immigrant, Veteran of both World Wars, and well-known New York artist

Maj. Charles Leonetti immigrated to the United States from Italy in the early 1900s.  When the United States entered World War I, he enlisted in the U.S. Army despite not yet being a U.S. citizen.  He later became a well-known artist in New York and served again during World War II.

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This week we honor Army Veteran Charles L. Lewis. Charles served during World War II. Charles enlisted in the Signal Corps in 1942. Charles lived at home while he completed his schooling at various institutes in the Chicago area, finishing up his schooling at the Lewis Institute.

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