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Carvers' club supports - literally -veterans

2:54 PM, Oct. 6, 2013
ADVANCE FOR MONDAY OCT. 7 - In this Sept. 30, 2013 photo, an eagle head serves as a handle on a walking stick displayed at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls, Wis. Members of the West Wisconsin Wood Carvers Guild donated about a dozen canes as a tribute to military veterans. (AP Photo/Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Steve Kinderman).
ADVANCE FOR MONDAY OCT. 7 - In this Sept. 30, 2013 photo, an eagle head serves as a handle on a walking stick displayed at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls, Wis. Members of the West Wisconsin Wood Carvers Guild donated about a dozen canes as a tribute to military veterans. (AP Photo/Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Steve Kinderman).
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The handcrafted wooden cane Kevin Hanson received two weeks ago has a practical use: It helps Hanson, a 59-year-old veteran of the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm, stay on his feet despite periodic leg weakness that makes him susceptible to falling.

But the cane, which included a U.S. flag painted near the cane's eagle-headed top, has a symbolic meaning as well, a recognition of Hanson having served his country.

"It's fantastic. It's an honor that someone built a cane for me," an appreciative Hanson said. "I was very touched when they gave it to me, because they made it just for me." ...

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