March 20, 2020
It was to be expected, but now it is official:
As of 20 March, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration (NCA) will only conduct committal services for groups of 10 or fewer people.
But as of 23 March, committal services (including honors) will not be conducted until further notice. Both of these announcements, especially the latter, will affect the rendering of military honors. They are discontinued until further notice — including those conducted by The American Legion, VFW, etc. The same is occurring de facto at private graveside services, and funeral homes are limiting presences at their facilities, as you might have read. Read the rest of this entry »
April 11, 2019
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 »
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
November 25, 2018
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This Christmas, Nazareth Life Church Ministries will be granting some Christmas wishes for local veterans, active military and their families. It will also hold a Christmas Party for them at the Blue’s event center in Bethlehem on December 20th between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to express its appreciation for all they have done and to give out the gifts. If you know of a local veteran we can bless, please complete the form no later than the December 7th deadline.
As of 21 November 2018
Correction, 26 Nov: 20 Dec. event is 6-8 p.m., not 6-8 a.m.