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Veterans

The $12 million, 40-unit development El Monte Veterans Village will celebrate its grand opening Wednesday. (Photo courtesy Mercy Housing California)

El Monte Debuts Affordable Housing ‘Village’ For Homeless Veterans

Officials with the city of El Monte will host a grand opening celebration Wednesday for the San Gabriel Valley’s first affordable-housing community specifically for homeless veterans.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/12/2014

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Feinstein Unveils Plan To House Homeless Veterans At West LA Campus

Two Veterans Affairs buildings in West Los Angeles could soon begin to double as homeless shelters.

02/05/2014

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‘Criminal Minds’ Star Joe Mantegna To Be Honored With Ernie Award

Joe Mantegna of the hit CBS show “Criminal Minds” visited KCAL9 Friday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/31/2014

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Wounded Veterans Joining Program To Track Down Child Predators

Veterans who spent time in war zones are now putting their skills to use here in Southern California.

01/29/2014

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‘Saddles For Soldiers’ Program Finds Success Treating PTSD In Veterans Through Horse Bonding

Tucked away in the foothills of the Shadow Hills community in Sunland is an equestrian center that offers veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder a path to emotional stability through working with horses.

12/17/2013

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Huntington Beach Bar Fights To Save Sign That Salutes Veterans

Veterans are rallying around a local bar whose owners say they have been ordered to removed a sign that salutes their service.

11/26/2013

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Military Service Honored At Veterans Day Events Throughout Southland

Hundreds gathered at events throughout the Southland in honor of Veterans Day Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/11/2013

The Medal of Honor, shown at a 2010 ceremony. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Postal Service Honors Veterans With Medal Of Honor Stamp

The US Postal Service has issued a World War Two Medal of Honor stamp.

11/11/2013

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200,000 Graves At Riverside National Cemetery Get Flags

An army of some 1,000 volunteers got a jump on Veterans Day memorials this weekend when they began placing American flags on every one of Riverside National Cemetery’s 200,000 graves.

11/10/2013

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Mixed Martial Arts Program Helps Vets Battle PTSD

A mixed martial arts program in San Diego helps war veterans battle post-traumatic stress disorder.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/07/2013

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Local Habitat For Humanity, CalVet Team Up To Build Affordable Homes For Working Vets

A local chapter of Habitat for Humanity has partnered up with the California Department of Veterans Affairs to build affordable houses for hundreds of working veterans and their families.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/21/2013

Sgt. Eric Hille mourns his friend killed in duty in 2007. (credit: Gina Ferazzi/The LA Times)

The Story Behind Picture Of Grieving Soldier At Riverside National Cemetery

KCAL9 has the story behind a dramatic and haunting Los Angeles Times photo that embodies the true meaning of Memorial Day.

05/27/2013

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Canoga Park Commemorates Memorial Day With Parade, 5K Run/Walk

The Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade, themed “Saluting the Price of Freedom”, will kick off at 11 a.m. Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/27/2013

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Interviews With Veterans: What Memorial Day Means From A Hero’s Perspective

How do you celebrate Memorial Day, and what does this federal holiday mean to you and your family? Read what some of our country’s veterans had to say about Memorial Day, patriotism and what this annual holiday means to them.

05/13/2013

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West Hollywood Pot Shop Offers Free Marijuana To Veterans

A pot shop in West Hollywood is offering free marijuana to military men and women.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/18/2012

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