Harford County held a veterans' muster in Bel Air Saturday, an event designed to get Harford and Cecil county veterans connected with the appropriate services, as well as to honor veterans of the Vietnam War era and women who served during the World War II, Korean War and Vietnam eras.
As an alternative to a traditional nursing home facility, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has turned to a new program where those in need of assisted-living care are treated in a more intimate setting.
Our country has not even begun to wrap its head around the complexity of the problem of veteran suicide. We hear that "22 veterans" a day die from suicide, but the full nature of that staggering figure has been little explored.
In Iraq, Lauren Augustine operated unmanned aircraft on surveillance and reconnaissance missions for the Army's storied 1st Infantry Division. In Washington last week, Augustine and her fellow veterans stormed Capitol Hill for comrades they say are being left behind.
Christian Rojas wants to get his paralegal certificate. Then, he figures, he'll go into business for himself, helping people write their wills and file motions in court. He dreams of earning a law degree, eventually, and practicing law. First, though, he has to get out of prison.
Dr. Anatol H. "Harry" Oleynick, a retired neurologist who taught for half a century at the University of Maryland Medical School, died Feb. 19 of cancer at the Veterans Administration Hospital on Loch Raven Boulevard in Northeast Baltimore. The former longtime Timonium resident was 83.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Tthe Towson Elks Lodge No. 469 packs and gives out 500 to 600 bags to veterans at three Veterans Affairs hospitals in the area each Christmas. Part of the mission of the Elks is to serve veterans, said Joe Lancaster, chairman of the Veterans Service Committee for the Towson Elks.