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Veterans

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

John Boehner

Opinion: Shame Of The Senate

The Brain Dead Republican Congress has had some low points, but last week’s Senate vote on a United Nations treaty for the disabled was notable in its outrageousness.

12/10/2012

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Operation Gratitude Devotes Day For Assembling Care Packages For Wounded Warriors

John Adams, director of strategic operations for Operation Gratitude, stopped by KCAL9 Sunday to discuss the program which aids wounded warriors and their families.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/09/2012

Sailors walk past the Vietnam Memorial Wall (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Our Veterans Should Not Be At Risk In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.

11/12/2012

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Mayor, Volunteers Honor Veterans With ‘Day Of Service’

On a day when Americans honor the sacrifice of former and active-duty servicemen and women, volunteers in West Los Angeles are giving back.

11/12/2012

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$25K Reward Offered After Plaques Stolen From Veterans Memorial

A $25,000 reward is being offered to catch those responsible for stealing plaques from a veterans memorial in East Los Angeles.

11/12/2012

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SoCal Disaster Team Aiding Sandy Relief Effort

A relief group based in Inglewood is already on the ground in New York and New Jersey helping out the residents affected by Superstorm Sandy. Team Rubicon is a group of young veterans who help those in need when natural disasters strike.

11/01/2012

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Veterans Seek Donations For Commemorative Bricks To Place In Monument

The 63rd/445th Norton vets are constructing a monument that will stand outside the soon-to-be completed Norton Air Force Museum but they need the public’s help to defray costs.

10/07/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney Denigrates 47% Not Paying Taxes As He Uses Loopholes Trying To Do The Same

Mitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let’s see what you really pay as a percentage. Let’s see what deductions you take. Let’s see how addicted to federal benefits you are.

09/21/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Shows He’s Exactly Who We Thought He Was

The recently released tape of Romney speaking to donors at a closed door fundraiser has exposed Mitt Romney to, in fact, be the person Democrats have portrayed him to be: a rich, out of touch, arrogant man that has no respect or connection to the American middle class and absolutely no interest in making the American middle class stronger.

09/19/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.

09/19/2012

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Opinion: Mitt Romney Disdains Half The Country He Wants To Be President Of

The idea that 47 percent of Americans don’t have “personal responsibility” or “care for their lives” is shockingly arrogant, even by Mitt Romney’s standards.

09/18/2012

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