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In Case You Missed It:  The Center for Minority Veterans is sharing recent news stories that may be of interest to minority Veterans, service members, and their supporters on a weekly basis.


06/02/2020 07:50 AM EDT

If you lived in Hawaii in the mid-19th century, you probably knew more about global affairs than an American living in a small town on the mainland. In the 1850s Hawaii was a major commercial crossroads. Hundreds of ships a year docked at harbors in Honolulu and Lahaina and brought news with them. [From Honolulu Civil Beat]

06/01/2020 04:00 PM EDT

The word yoga means union. When we practice yoga, we experience the union of our body, mind and breath. This creates ease and well-being in the body and mind. Chair yoga offers a more accessible way to enjoy these benefits of the exercise. [From VAntage Point]

05/30/2020 11:30 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Kurt Chew-Een Lee, who received a Navy Cross and Silver Star during the Korean War. Kurt Chew-Een Lee was born in San Francisco, California in 1926. [From VAntage Point]

We honor his service.

05/29/2020 04:01 PM EDT

Nature speaks in a universal language, understandable by people from all over the world. Since we can learn how our surroundings – both natural and man-made – impact us, there are many ways that we can use nature to enhance mindful awareness. Each of us responds differently to sights, smells, tastes and textures. [From VAntage Point]

05/29/2020 11:31 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Herman Manglona Atalig, who served during the Vietnam War and retired after 28 years of service. Herman Manglona Atalig was born on Saipan, the northernmost island of the now United States Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, just four years after the battle of Saipan. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Herman!

05/28/2020 02:01 PM EDT

Daniel K. Inouye served during World War II in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Italy. After the war, he became a lawyer and was active in Hawaiian politics, becoming the state’s first representative to the House and then a U.S. senator. [From VAntage Point]

05/28/2020 11:31 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Air Forces Veteran Art Wong, who was captured as a prisoner of war during a mission in Germany. Art Wong grew up in Oakland, California with a love of working on planes, thanks to his commercial pilot father. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Art!

05/27/2020 04:00 PM EDT

Does your body feel tight and tense? It could be what is going on inside your mind. Our muscles are an extension of our thoughts and worries, and the more anxious we are, the more we hold stress in our bodies. [From VAntage Point]