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Wreaths will cover thousands of NJ veterans’ graves this weekend

New Jersey's fallen heroes get a special holiday nod Saturday as dozens of cemeteries throughout the state place donated wreaths on their graves.

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Declining membership and closings plague NJ American Legion posts

American Legion membership has been shrinking in New Jersey and the nation, and some posts have closed in recent years.

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Military Veteran honored with medal in ceremony at the Ocean County Mall. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
Military Veteran honored with medal in ceremony at the Ocean County Mall. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
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How we can help and honor our military veterans – in their own words

On Veterans Day today, we recognize and remember those who've served our country in various wars and missions, we hear from a couple such Military Vets who share how to honor anyone fighting for the U.S.A.

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A helpline for NJ military veterans relies on fellow vets

New Jersey veterans face many post-service challenges. New Jersey Vet-2-Vet is a source of help for many different problems encountered by these men and women.

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Corporal Robert Low speaks to WOBM News Reporter Vin Ebenau following medal ceremony in Toms River. (Courtesy of The New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs)
Corporal Robert Low speaks to WOBM News Reporter Vin Ebenau following medal ceremony in Toms River. (Courtesy of The New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs)
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Military Veterans honored at the Ocean County Mall in Toms River

The New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs held a ceremony in Toms River last week at the Ocean County Mall, where they presented medals honoring those in our community who've served our nation.

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Homeless U.S. military veterans salute the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Homeless U.S. military veterans salute the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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The goal is zero: NJ towns, counties tackling veteran homelessness

According to Brick Mayor John Ducey, the country's back has been turned on former military personnel that have done so much for this country and are now struggling in their time of need.

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From Holmdel to D.C.: A Veteran’s Walk to help those with PTSD

Ten years ago combat veteran Mike Dowens was honorably discharged from the United States Navy, where he was a search and rescue swimmer in Liberia, Somalia, and Haiti. Today Dowens suffers from PTSD and currently works as a Police Officer in Holmdel about to embark on a walk along with three other people to raise $10,000 for a veteran to receive PTSD care at The Refuge in Florida where he went.

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Members of the New Jersey National Guard during the Pass in Review in Sea Girt
Members of the New Jersey National Guard during the Pass in Review in Sea Girt (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Growing concern for treatment of veterans, poll finds

As we get set to officially recognize the service of veterans tomorrow, a new FDU PublicMind poll finds that the vast majority of all Americans believe the United States is shortchanging its veterans.

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A NJ veterans helpline was saved with late funding. (Michelle Malven, ThinkStock)
A NJ veterans helpline was saved with late funding. (Michelle Malven, ThinkStock)
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New Jersey’s veterans helpline saved

To offset federal cuts, Gov. Chris Christie and the Legislature agreed to add money to the State budget to provide funding for the "Vets4Warriors" program and for other veterans' services, including health care.

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Pilot program seeks immediate help for suicidal veterans

It's a grim number: As many as 22 veterans kill themselves each day in America. But now, vets in need of help with their suicidal thoughts may soon find the Veterans Administration a lot more responsive to their needs.

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Homeless U.S. military veterans salute the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Homeless U.S. military veterans salute the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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DCA reserves 100 housing vouchers for needy veterans

As many as 100 homeless, disabled and low-income military veterans and their families in New Jersey will move into affordable dwellings for up to 15 years, at the end of a process just beginning through the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA).

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Homeless U.S. military veterans salute the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Homeless U.S. military veterans salute the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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New Jersey Second Highest in Nation for Jobless Vets

When it comes to the unemployment rate for veterans, New Jersey had the second-highest in the nation in 2014, according to data from the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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