April 17, 2019
One of the best tributes to the real Vietnam War veteran, to include those of other nations who fought beside them, we have seen. It is about who they really were, what they did, and how they have and continue to sacrifice for our benefit:
And think of it, ten percent of their generation served in comparison to one percent or less now. Speaks to the scale of the “conflict” in comparison to those which followed. Incidentally, estimates for those who served in World War II range between 9 and 11 percent of all Americans (more than one generation).
As of 17 April 2019
April 2, 2019
Finally, after months and months of delay, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry is advertising openly for someone to replace the Disabled Veterans Opportunity Program Counselor lost at the Lehigh Valley CareerLink in August 2018, due to retirement. If you are a veteran and wish to help our community’s veterans, and their spouses in certain instances, in gaining secure and good-paying employment upon return from service and for other reasons, this may be one of the best ways to do it. These civil service positions are federally funded under the U.S. Department of Labor’s US VETS program. Below are the details provided by Doug Monroe, the remaining veterans employment representative at the CareerLink: Read the rest of this entry »
March 12, 2019
If you are a veteran in need of home repair or adaptation and reside in Northampton County — but not within the city limits of Bethlehem and Easton — the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley (CACLV) may be a good option for you, especially if you do not qualify for a VA home adaptation program. CACLV is specifically reaching out to veterans. Do not procrastinate. This offer may wrap up by June of this year. Read below. Read the rest of this entry »
March 8, 2019
Two years ago, President Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act into law. That Act designates every March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. It was March 29, 1973, when the last of our combat troops left Vietnam and, argumentatively, the day the last American prisoners of war held in North Vietnam came home.
Vietnam War Veterans Day is part of our nation’s ongoing commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
Source: 2019 National Vietnam War Veterans Day – VAntage Point
As of 8 March 2019
March 4, 2019
On 28 February 2019, Governor Tom Wolf announced that $800,000 of grant money from the Veterans Trust Fund (VTF) will be awarded to 29 Pennsylvania organizations that support veterans’ programs throughout the commonwealth, contingent upon completion of a grant agreement. The trust’s funds are meant to be exclusively used for military veterans, and the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs administers it. Since 2013, a total of $3,632,860 has been awarded. Read the rest of this entry »
January 22, 2019
It is often forgotten — despite eye care being, amazingly, the Veteran Health Administration’s third busiest program — that if you are enrolled in VA healthcare, you are eligible for diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic eye care services, regardless of your priority group. You may also be eligible to receive eyeglasses and medically necessary contact lenses, if the ophthalmologist/ optometrist determines the need. Read the rest of this entry »