Veterans

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Residents and staff at the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs Nursing Home in Fayetteville were honored with a parade of cars, trucks and motorcycles festooned with flags, Sunday afternoon. Among the supporters were family members who’ve been barred from visiting loved ones due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Courtesy / U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Last summer's launch of the Mission Act by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs greatly expands health care access for millions of veterans says VA Sec. Robert Wilkie. In a wide-ranging interview, Sec. Wilkie also discusses efforts to reduce veteran suicide, his view on medical marijuana, and fallout from a fired Fayetteville VA pathologist charged with manslaughter.

 

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The Kingston VFW/American Legion Hall has been shuttered, due to destructive summer flooding, but last week, the historic veterans post received a free interior makeover courtesy of the Home Depot Foundation and will reopen later this year.

Courtesy / Arkansas Run for the Fallen

For the third consecutive year, a traveling memorial honoring Arkansans who died in military service is on display at J.B. Hunt’s corporate offices in Lowell. The memorial, a project of the Arkansas Run for the Fallen, includes an American flag and short biography for 149 service members. It's on display through Nov. 16.

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Vet Veggies in Springdale, a veteran-owned enterprise, provides fresh leafy green hydroponic-grown vegetables and herbs year-round to Northwest Arkansas restaurants and grocers. The company is a proving ground for sustainable climate-controlled freight shipping container vegetable farming.

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