LVMAC News — Local War Veteran’s Family Receive Specially Equipped Van

May 27, 2017

Result of Joint Lehigh Valley Effort with Recycled Rides Program

In a joint effort between the Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council (LVMAC), Reliable Auto Body and the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides Program™, the keys to a newly refurbished 2010 BraunAbility EntryVan (wheelchair adapted) were presented to the Mescavage family at an 11 a.m. on 23 May at Reliable Auto Body, located at 967 Sumner Ave., Whitehall, PA.  Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC News — Last Call for Salute to the Troops

May 11, 2017

The Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council is holding its fourteenth, annual Salute to the Troops dinner.  It will be held on Friday, May 12, starting at 6 PM, at the Holiday Inn on Adrienne Drive in Breinigsville, PA. This annual event honors military and veterans as part of the observance of Armed Forces week.  The evening will include a distinguished speaker, dinner and dancing.

The featured speaker is Lieutenant General Joseph Martz (U.S. Army Retired), who retired in 2014 after spending forty years in service to our nation.  The General hails from Pennsylvania, and began his service as an enlisted man in 1974. After commissioning in 1979 as an Armor officer, upon graduation from the United States Military Academy, he rose in the ranks as a notable warrior-scholar. Read the rest of this entry »


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 — Tribute to the Borinqueneers at Northampton Community College

September 27, 2016

       Thursday, November 10
       11:00 am – 12:15 pm
       Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Bethlehem Campus

For more information: Tribute to the Borinqueneers | Northampton Community College Serving the Lehigh Valley and beyond

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As of 27 September 2016


LVMAC Tidbit — Ritter Elementary School Seeks Veterans to Interview Now!

September 23, 2016

Ritter Elementary SchoolWhereas this once again a last minute notification for finding veterans to interview, the Ritter Elementary School in Allentown does conduct a well-regarded program worth a veteran’s contribution of his or her time to its students.  Interviews occur 4 October.  Therefore, sign up now.  See below for more information and who to contact.

The result of your effort will ultimately lead to one of the premier, annual Veterans Day period events in the Lehigh Valley.  This award-winning program was started over thirty years ago by a Principal and his teachers — well before the current war made appreciating our veterans popular — and has become part of the institutional culture of the school.  Help make that continue.

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Forward Observer — Honoring POW/MIA Day Locally

September 9, 2016

LVMAC Poster Art 2005POW/MIA Day fast approaches and will likely be buried under a blitz of other days and month of this and that announcements, to include Suicide Prevention Month.  Yet for some, this day is not forgotten and it is deeply felt, for the loss is still deeply felt.

While also it is to deny history to believe that we as a nation have always supported our troops or have been actively concerned about the missing, Governor Wolf nevertheless properly expresses the sentiment of the day in his proclamation below.  It would be appropriate that we, as individuals, pause and reflect some time during that day on his words. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidibit — Embassy Seeks Korean War veterans to Honor with the Ambassador for Peace Medal

July 21, 2016

Korean Ambassador for Peace MedalIf you served in Korean War, you may be eligible for the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal. This commemorative medal is an expression of appreciation by the Republic of South Korea to  service members in the Korean War.  It has been sixty years since the signing of the Armistice. Originally, one had to travel to South Korea through the Revisit Program to collect this special special memento.  That is no longer the case. Read the rest of this entry »


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