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Easing the transition from soldier to civilian
Community-based programs help vets readjust to life after war
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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Participants exit a healing ceremony at the First Congregational Church in Tallmadge. Veterans sit in the inner circle facing civilans in the outer circle.
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In the military, 12 weeks of basic training can get you a soldier. But returning to civilian life can take years. Much of the responsibility for the transition falls to the Veterans Administration, but community-based groups like one in Tallmadge are helping veterans make that transition by acknowledging that military service changes people permanently. WKSU's Jeff St.Clair reports.
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Thank you for this story.We are so proud of our Pastor and our church for supporting this important group.


Posted by: Jackie Mohr (Tallmadge) on August 27, 2010 8:08AM
Jeff,
So well done. Thank you for sharing this story.


Posted by: Ann Carter (Tallmadge) on August 26, 2010 10:08AM
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