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K9S FOR WARRIORS, Travelers Championship, Liberty Bank Team Up To Aid Vets with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Posted on June 11, 2014

Write-up by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb As if the chance to see top notch professional golfers compete in person is not enough of an incentive to attend the upcoming Travelers Championship, here’s another. Travelers Championship has teamed up with K9s For Warriors and presenter Liberty Bank to help a Connecticut veteran struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. As part of a new initiative for Military Appreciation at the Travelers Championship, a “deserving veteran” will receive a shelter rescue dog which will be trained to become a service canine. The Travelers Championship is slated to get underway on June 16 and run through June 22 at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT. “We are honored to continue to support our military through programs such as…

CT’s First Town WHS Swimmers – First School to Join CT Trees of Honor Team for ING Run

Posted on October 1, 2013

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb It’s another proud first for Windsor,Connecticut! Carrying forth the torch for being first, swimmers for Windsor High School in Connecticut’s First Town, have earned WHS the distinction of being the first school to join the “Run to Honor Their Sacrifice” team in the ING Hartford MARATHON and Half Marathon – slated for Saturday,October 12. Connecticut Trees of Honor has been named a recipient of funds from the ING run. “Our committee is so excited that you are the first school to join our team and we are honored,” Connecticut Trees of Honor Committee Chairperson Sue Martucci wrote in a recent message to the students. In joining the “Run To Honor Their Sacrifice” team, WHS swimmers are being led by Social…

Veterans of Korean War Remind Americans “Freedom Is Not Free” – 60th Anniversary

Posted on July 28, 2013

Commentary & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb For several years now America’s Korean War veterans have been making their presence known, marching in parades across the country with a message – “Freedom Is Not Free”. It is hard to fathom that the Korean War which resulted in 33,686 American deaths,103,234 wounded American service members. 4,759 Americans Missing in Action and 7,140 American Prisoners of War could ever be considered the “Forgotten War”. Nonetheless, that has been the case. Yesterday, on the 60th Anniversary of the Signing of the Korean War Armistice, the president laid a wreath at the Korean War Veterans Memorial saying – “Here in America, no war should ever be forgotten, and no veteran should ever be overlooked.” The day also included…