Veterans Day

Three Southeast Texas vets are being honored with the Knight medal of the French Legion of Honour, France’s highest decoration awarded for excellent civil or military conduct: Beaumont resident Arlie Ray Horn, 90; Beaumont resident and retired Jefferson County 136th District Court Judge Jack R. King, 91; and 94-year-old Vidor resident Robert L. Jackson.

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As some Southeast Texans prepare to enjoy a three-day weekend with Veterans Day coming up on Monday, it is important to remember what we are celebrating Nov. 11. It is a time to honor our armed forces veterans and recognize their sacrifice and service, which allows us to enjoy our many freedoms provided under the United States Constitution.

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Health care has been in the news and on the minds of Americans lately with the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” taking center stage in the political theater. While civilians wonder how the act will affect them and whether the changes might be positive or negative, veterans already struggle with health care issues of their own.

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