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Melissa Martin: The tragedy of suicide when veterans who fought for us die by their own hands

Those who fought for our freedom are also dying by suicide on American soil.   “On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind,” proclaimed Dan Lipinski. In 2015, an average of 20 active duty service members, non-activated guard or reserve members, and other veterans died by suicide...

U.S. veterans affairs under secretary joins in dedication of new state veterans cemetery in Hyden

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves joined state and local officials in Hyden Thursday to dedicate Kentucky’s newest state veterans cemetery. “Kentucky’s four existing cemeteries have interred more than 10,000 veterans and dependents since the first state veterans cemetery opened in 2004,” Reeves said. “I will say this: Kentucky knows...

Lt. Governor cuts ribbon on new Radcliff Veterans Center, Kentucky’s fourth state veterans home

Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton cut the ribbon to ceremoniously open the Radcliff Veterans Center (RVC), a new state veterans nursing home south of Louisville. “This facility is part of Kentucky’s continuing commitment to serve the men and women who served us in military uniform,” said Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton. “I’m honored to help dedicate this nursing home and extend congratulations from Gov....