HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Construction on a delayed veterans memorial at a park outside the Hartford Armory has yet to begin despite hopes expressed by Governor Dannel Malloy and other state officials it would be complete by Veterans Day.
The project will instead be scaled back and the state will solicit bids again for construction.
Cities and towns across the country are holding events today to honor and remember those who have served our country as members of the military. In Pittsfield, Massachusetts, city officials honored a local veteran for his community service.
A New York Congressman is holding a veterans fair Saturday in Orange County.
Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney says the idea of the free fair is the following:
He says there will be other resources available. Representatives from more than a dozen organizations are expected to be on hand, including the mobile health unit from Veterans Affairs Hudson Valley Health Care; Veterans Benefits Administration; Hudson Valley Veterans Service organizations; New York State Division of Veterans Affairs and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
The unemployment rate for military veterans remains higher than the national average. Veterans in western Massachusetts had an opportunity on Friday to get job search advice from employment specialists.
U.S. Army veteran James Scurry of Springfield knows how frustrating looking for a job can be.
WASHINGTON – President Obama’s proposed 2014 federal budget includes an additional $100 million for the Department of Labor to spend on programs to better serve veterans and returning serving members seeking jobs.
With Castle Point and Montrose VA hospitals and their outpatient clinics in the Mid-Hudson Valley and nine job centers also located in the region, if approved, the additional funding would provide for more federal services for those job seekers, Acting Labor Secretary Seth Harris told MidHudsonNews.com on Tuesday.
Yesterday, Lieutenant Gov. Timothy Murray announced that from January 2010 to January 2012, Massachusetts saw a drop in its homeless rate among veterans by 26%. That national rate of decline for the same period was 17%.