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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Memorial Day Photo Feature - Before there was a Ninigret Park

Charlestown trained Navy fliers
Photos from Larry Webster, collected by Frank Glista

Today's Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge and Charlestown's Ninigret Park was once covered by a Navy pilot
training base built during World War II and decommissioned in 1974
Ensign Coy Stephenson, killed in action







When reflecting this Memorial Day Weekend, please remember to support our veterans.
7 FACTS ABOUT VETERANS THAT WILL SHOCK THE HELL OUT OF YOU 
  • One third of the adult homeless population are veterans.
  • 70% of these suffer from substance abuse problems.  
  • 45% of these suffer from mental illness.  
  • There are an estimated 196,000 homeless veterans in the U.S. on any given night.  
  • Twice as many will experience homelessness at less once during the course of a year.
  • 3 - 11% of homeless veterans are female.
  • The current unemployment rate for veterans is 12% versus that of the general population which is 9.1%.           
  •  The U.S. Government states that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the leading cause of         homelessness among veterans.
Courtesy: MoveOn.Org