Caring for the nation’s heroes

FirstLight Home Care Special to Valley News There are just under 2 million World War II veterans remaining in the U.S., and they are aging quickly. Many members of the “Greatest Generation” are dealing with the challenges of advancing age and need care and assistance with activities of daily living. Home care can be an […]

Local chamber supports Mt. San Jacinto College veteran students

SAN JACINTO – Mt. San Jacinto College received a generous donation from the Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce Aug. 4, to support the MSJC Veterans Resource Centers. Dee Cozart, president of the chamber of commerce board, handed a check in the amount of $2,250 to Vice President of Student Services Dr. John Colson for the […]

Veterans without high school diplomas sought for Riverside County Operation Recognition program

RIVERSIDE – They were away from home serving their country while classmates were marching in commencement ceremonies. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard veterans who missed out on their high school graduations due to military service have until Oct. 4 to apply for a diploma through the 2017 Operation Recognition Program. More than […]

War vets without diplomas can apply for them now

RIVERSIDE – Veterans of foreign wars who didn’t graduate from high school can apply between now and Oct. 4 for graduation certificates issued through a Riverside County program that awards diplomas to former airmen, soldiers, sailors and Marines who gave up school to serve their country. The county Office of Education this year will conduct […]

Manzanita Ranch shouts out ‘thanks’ to clients, supporters

Manzanita Ranch shouts out ‘thanks’ to clients, supporters

Several new horses whinnied while the band played, military veterans and families talked and laughed during a “thank you” get together hosted by Manzanita Ranch on Memorial Day in Anza. Johnny and Jill Roberts, managers of Manzanita Ranch, where “horses are the therapy” for military veterans, first responders and those suffering from Post-tramatic Sress Disorder […]

A Pawsability 4 Veterans opens service dog training center

A Pawsability 4 Veterans opens service dog training center

It is often said, “Dogs are man’s best friend.” This is particularly found true for many returning wounded American military veterans who have experienced terrifying physical and mental trauma in combat or in service to the nation. Sandy Dee, a U.S. Army, medically retired, veteran, from Hemet is one of those who have seen what […]

Temecula presses ahead with second Veterans Memorial at Duck Pond Park

Temecula plans to soon add another pearl to its necklace of sculptures and memorials at the popular Duck Pond Park. The recently approved memorial, dubbed “Fallen Heroes,” would be the second piece at the park with a military theme. The proposed memorial, which will cost about $184,000 to create and install, is intended to honor […]

Manzanita Ranch Memorial Day Open House invites Veterans

Manzanita Ranch managers Johnny and Jill Roberts are inviting veterans to an open house at the ranch, “where horses are the therapy,” Memorial Day, May 29, beginning at 1 p.m. The ranch for years has been a place where veterans and others suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder can spend a day with gentle horses and […]

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