Training is available 24/7 to help you identify and support veterans at risk. Read the rest of this entry »
Honoring Those Who Gave Their Lives With Actions For The Living and Not Words
The VFW reports in its Action Corps Weekly of 25 May , as the other 27 veterans organizations which supported this action certainly will:
The Pennsylvania Music Preservation Society is conducting its first-ever “The Great Pennsylvania Music and Arts Celebration” at the Allentown Fairgrounds between 26 and 28 May. Admission is free. The part of interest to us revolves around the military and veteran recognition events and displays — and especially the ones involving the remembrance of those who gave their lives for us and, as part of that remembrance, for all our citizens to rededicate themselves to caring “… for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations” to ensure those lives have not been wasted. Originating out of the devastation of the Civil War experience, this is the purpose of Memorial Day — not the pomp and circumstance, the glitz and glam that often comes with it.
Towards that end, we have extracted from their program of events and listed below those parts dealing exclusively with our Council’s area of interest and, in particular, some of Monday’s events (click on the images to enlarge them). Read the rest of this entry »
On 11 May, the VA announced it is expanding telehealth, or virtual technology, by allowing healthcare provider, whether or not located within a VA facility, to treat its patients across state lines and outside a VA facility.
The result is the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has taken another step forward in telehealth services, of which private healthcare should take note. This is especially important to do in an era of nationwide shortages in the medical professions. It also makes the VA’s home-based healthcare program better, let alone pushing its concept of “aging in place” further along. Read the rest of this entry »
On 8 June, the Allentown VA Clinic is conducting a “Homeless Outreach Community Event.” This is the third annual event of its kind being set up by an active local VA homelessness outreach program driven by local, dedicated VA employees. This event introduces the community to what homelessness services the VA provides. It should have value to social workers who are actively interested in helping others, to include our veterans, for in several ways the VA’s efforts on the subject of homelessness are superior to HUD’s. On the other hand, the VA wants to work with the community more and more. Information exchange is a first step in making improvements to any program. Contact Thomas Gonzalez, 610-776-4364, at the clinic for more information.
As of 4 May 2018
[Editor’s Note: Considering this is the land of the “Bloody Buckets” and Bethlehem Steel was the largest shipbuilder of the time and armored the the modern Navy, it is surprising how little interest our state or its government have shown in the 100th anniversary of a war which dramatically changed us once again. This war completed our ascendance as world power in both the business and military senses of the word. We Americans tend to think that what is, always was, because we rarely put our ear to the rail of history. It is not so. And history is useful towards the learning of what works and does not work, if this special nation is to avoid arrogance. If you know a high school history teacher or a history or sociology professor, you might want to mention this symposium to them. ]
STILL NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP
World War 1 History Symposium – Saturday, 12 May 2018 at the United States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Please forward to any associates who might be interested!
Observing the 100th Anniversary of the First World War (1914-1918), four presentations examine a world calamity that fundamentally changed America. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania World War One Centennial Committee. Join Us for an Engaging Full-Day Program on The History of the First World War. This all-volunteer effort is free, but you must register. See the event flyer for registration details. Read the rest of this entry »