The Board of LVMAC has met and decided to cancel this year’s “Salute to the Troops” annual banquet scheduled for early May. As you might guess, the current pandemic and the health safety instructions required have both affected making it a worthwhile event.
We expect to now hold the event on 6 May 2022 at the Steel Club in Hellertown. Mark it down on your calendars now after washing your hands.
In the meantime, we are exploring alternative ways to salute the troops in the current environment.
Today, just after publishing over the weekend the Wilkes-Barre VAMC’s 5 February call-out to those veterans 75 or older, Wilkes-Barre VAMC again changed its policy. Now you can be 65 or older and can get the vaccine at your local clinic.
What is next? We have heard that some VA Medical Centers are enrolling veterans on-site with proof of a DD Form 214, if they have not been using the VA healthcare system.
We are looking for a very special individual who is dedicated to serving veterans and their families in the Lehigh and Northampton counties area. This person organizes some vital, behind-the-scenes work that helps us take our words into actions. Want to make a real difference in the veterans affairs scene? This is one organization that has and is.
The flyer to the left provides more initial details. We use a Nominating Committee process.
Academics for Veterans (A’s for Vets), an alliance formed by the LVMAC, consisting of Institutions of Higher Learning in the Greater Lehigh Valley endeavoring to better assist veterans seeking education and support, is conducting a Virtual 5K Ruck ‘n Walk Challenge. The event will take place during Veterans Appreciation Week from 8 November through 15 November. Read the rest of this entry »
The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, working with the Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council and others, intends to create a formal Veterans and Military Affairs Council. More immediately, it is in the process of making a baseline assessment of those chamber of commerce initiatives most needed. It realizes it must get beyond anecdotal experiences to have informed efforts. Therefore, as part of the assessment, it must conduct a short survey to uncover what problems — if any — local employers are facing in finding, hiring and retaining veterans as employees.Read the rest of this entry »
The Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council (LVMAC) and the cities of Allentown and Bethlehem are again sponsoring events in May to honor our local military, veterans and their families. The Board of Directors cordially invites the members of our community and those still serving to participate in and provide support for these events: Read the rest of this entry »