LVMAC Tidbit — Team River Runner Comes to the Lehigh Valley

March 17, 2017

Team River Runner has entered the Lehigh Valley and is now an LVMAC member. Its mission is to create an environment of healthy adventure, recreation and camaraderie for healing active duty, veteran service members and their families through adaptive kayaking.

It is holding indoor kayaking training in preparation for its Spring events on 19 March, 9 April and 23 April.  For more details and the local facebook site, click here.

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As of 17 March 2017


LVMAC Tidbit — VA Now Offers Advanced Eligibility Determinations for Internment at Its Cemeteries

December 10, 2016

VA LogoOn 8 December, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it now provides eligibility determinations for interment in a VA national cemetery prior to the time of need. Through the “Pre-Need Determination of Eligibility Program”, upon request, individuals can learn if they are eligible for burial or memorialization in a VA national cemetery.  This change was made to assist veterans and their families in planning their burial needs better and may help reduce part of the burden on survivors at the time of death.  The requirement to make arrangements at a VA operated cemetery at the time of need remains – plots are not reserved. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit — United Veterans of Lehigh County Closes Up Shop (Food for Thought II)

November 12, 2016

On the heels of the previous Tidbit, comes this sad news:

“Veterans Day flag-raising ceremonies are always poignant and grow more so by the year, because the crowds that attend them have grown smaller and smaller and the unifying feeling evoked by the flag has likewise been shrinking.” (Dan Sheehan, Morning Call, 10 November 2016).  It has helped lead to the demise of the United Veterans of Lehigh County, formerly known as the United Veterans of Allentown, founded in 1929.

Source: Flying flags and growing gardens – Morning Call

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As of 12 November 2016


LVMAC Tidbit — Northampton County Launches Veterans ID Discount Card Program

November 12, 2016

Northampton County rolls out Veterans ID Discount program – The Morning Call

Northampton County LogoNorthampton County officials are rolling out a veterans’ discount program meant to recognize their sacrifices and also promote local businesses.

Source: Northampton County rolls out Veterans ID Discount program – The Morning Call

Editor’s Comment:  To get the card, click here.  Please note the card has not official value.  Click here for the explanation.

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As of 12 November 2016


LVMAC Tidbit — A Local Veterans Day Event Provides Food for Thought

November 12, 2016

Veterans honor today but worry about tomorrow – WFMZ

For the past year the Joint Veterans Council of Forks of the Delaware has been looking for people to join the ranks.

Source: Veterans honor today but worry about tomorrow – WFMZ

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As of 12 November 2016

 


LVMAC Tidbit — What We’ve Learned from Hiring 10,000 Veterans at Hilton

November 10, 2016

From time to time, an article on honoring our veterans appears during the Veterans Day period which is noteworthy by its difference.  When one wishes to honor our veterans, demonstrating the capacity for caring through deeds far exceeds those expressed in words and ceremony.  The quieter way has more meaning.  As this article relates, the desire to assist our military veterans in their transition back (and often forth) into civilian life benefits all.  Sincerely written, this article by the Chris Nassetta, President and CEO of the Hilton Worldwide, provides useful pointers to both veterans and those wishing to help them.

Click on What We’ve Learned from Hiring 10,000 Veterans at Hilton | Chris Nassetta | Pulse | LinkedIn

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As of 10 November 2016


LVMAC Tidbit — VA and Social Security Partner to Speed Up Disability Decisions for Veterans

November 9, 2016

VA LogoSomething smart and good for our veterans has just occurred.   The VA and Social Security are more tightly integrating their exchange of information.  In this case, it is over healthcare records needed for Social Security Disability Insurance ratings and decisions.  Yes, one may be eligible for both the VA and Social Security disability programs.  Hopefully all our area hospital networks are part of this scheme.  For the full story, click on VA and Social Security Partner to Speed Up Disability Decisions for Veterans.

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As of 9 November 2016


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