Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News May 28, 2012

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1.   Photo gallery: Rolling Thunder 2012Thousands of motorcyclists gathered in Washington, D.C. on Memorial Day weekend for the 25th running of Rolling Thunder.

2.   Veterans honor lost comrades on Memorial DayFor many people, Memorial Day offers a chance to catch up on chores, run off to a lake or hold a barbecue. There’s talk about gas prices as the day marks the start of summer vacations. For veterans, the day tends to be different, more personal, especially for those who saw the sacrifices of war firsthand.

3.   Rally the troops for Operation AppreciationBeginning Memorial Day, the Blue Star Museum program’s Operation Appreciation will offer free entry to more than 1,600 U.S. museums for active-duty military and their families. The program will run through Sept. 3.

4.   Veterans honor lost comrades on Memorial DayDuring the long Memorial Day weekend, Thomas Korth, 28, heads outdoors with a cooler of memorial beers. He reaches in, pulls one out, looks at the name he wrote on the can and opens it. As he sinks the beers over the weekend, he reflects on each person who didn’t come home, including two who were killed in his Army convoy in Baghdad.

5.   Birthplace of Memorial Day? That Depends Where You’re From.  New York Times

6.   Post cards from Berlin.  Bastrop Daily Enterprise  Four of them became veterans in different US conflicts. The number of the still-living Greatest Generation are dwindling each year, and as many as 740 per day, according to figures from the US Department of Veteran Affairs.





7.   Salinas veteran recalls Iraq war experience, embarks on new mission.  The Salinas Californian  “My dream job would be one day to work at a VA (Veterans Administration) hospital and work with veterans.” He enters a three-year doctoral program in physical therapy in August at Fresno State University. “Several of my friends have physical injuries

8.   Memorial Day: honoring our veterans with great care.  Washington Times  One in four deaths each day in the United States is someone who is a military veteran. Here in San Diego, we are acutely aware of our veteran population, with over 260000 veterans in our community. The world renowned San …

9.   Enfield veteran pursuing master’s degree to help others coming back from war.  The Republic  He spoke of dispiriting encounters with Veterans Affairs counselors who had little understanding of combat and its trauma. “I see it from the veteran’s viewpoint where you just get treated like a number,” he said. “I just saw it as an extension of the …

10. Vietnam War Commemoration National Announcement And Proclamation Ceremony.  Imperial Valley (CA) News  Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns will “lay a wreath at the Vietnam War Commemoration National Announcement and Proclamation Ceremony at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC.” Defense Secretary Panetta will host the ceremony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War and President Obama will be the “keynote speaker at the event, which will include 2,500 Vietnam Veterans, their loved ones, current and former State officials who served at the Embassy, Gold Star families and leadership from the military services, Cabinet and Congress.” Other federal “officials laying wreaths” will include Panetta, Interior Secretary Salazar, VA Secretary Shinseki, and Transportation Secretary LaHood.

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