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Help for heroes

Hawaii programs are stepping up with an array of support for vets, including homes and work

By Darryl J. Vincent

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 11, 2012

~~<p><em><strong>On Veterans Day, the focus is on the challenging needs of Hawaii veterans &mdash; mental-health issues and homelessness, among others &mdash; and the range of services supporting their return into our society.</strong></em></p>
<p>When the efforts of World War II veteran Raymond Weeks, &quot;the father of Veterans Day,&quot; resulted in the 1954 congressional proclamation changing &quot;Armistice Day&quot; to &quot;Veterans Day,&quot; the idea of honoring soldiers who died in World War I was transformed into a commemoration of the valiant efforts of all veterans of the armed forces to maintain the peace that our country enjoys.</p>
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On Veterans Day, the focus is on the challenging needs of Hawaii veterans — mental-health issues and homelessness, among others — and the range of services supporting their return into our society.

When the efforts of World War II veteran Raymond Weeks, "the father of Veterans Day," resulted in the 1954 congressional proclamation changing "Armistice Day" to "Veterans Day," the idea of honoring soldiers who died in World War I was transformed into a commemoration of the valiant efforts of all veterans of the armed forces to maintain the peace that our country enjoys. Login for more...



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