With the sometimes venal political beat-ups over decisions made past and present in regard to the recent events in Afghanistan, compounded by local reporters trying to solicit comments from any current era veterans about their thoughts over the matter for the sake of a story and the blitz of media video and pictures, it is should be no surprise that a few veterans are in a funk; or, in extreme cases, experiencing a resurfacing of post-traumatic stress.
While for the majority, a listening ear from family, friends, and associates is all that might be necessary, it is also good to know bona fide resources for more serious situations. Many of these can be found through the Answers Desk section of this website, but are re-listed here for convenience. Our thanks to Jenna Jordan of Spectrum News, Cleveland, Ohio, who actually did something useful through contacting the VA. One or two of the resources might surprise you: Read the rest of this entry »
Momentum for PA VFW’s No Smoking Indoors Campaign Continues to March On
There has been loads of talk these days about improving the well-being of military veterans and their families. But without the well-being of chartered veterans organizations such as the VFW, The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, AMVETS, Vietnam Veterans of America and others also being maintained, that prospect instantly becomes harder. The veterans benefits we have today were largely hard-earned through these organizations. Read the rest of this entry »
The City of Allentown is sponsoring a new veterans’ event during Veterans Day period. The intention is to make it an annual event. The city envisions a month-long initiative to honor the city’s veterans, kicking off this year on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at 7th & Hamilton Streets in the heart of Downtown Allentown. Read the rest of this entry »
Heraclitus said the only constant is change. The Army, like the Navy, continues to prove its constant is a uniform change. Therefore, on Veterans Day, the Army officially announced a replacement (“pinks and greens”) to its current service uniform (Class A’s) inspired by its World War II uniform — “pinks and greens.” Army Blues will return to being a dress uniform. [Editor’s Note: The blouse is a dark shade of green and not the brownish color the photograph below might suggest to you.]
Once again the students of the Ritter School prepare for their well-known Veterans Day event. It is currently looking for veterans to step up to be interviewed. Details are provided by clicking on the images below.
The project starts off with interviewing veterans on 27 September. Students are given the opportunity to interview those who have served or are currently serving our country in one of the highest ways possible: service in the armed forces of the United States. The end result is a remarkable event honoring these citizens at a school assembly on 9 November, which is open to veterans whether or not interviewed. Read the rest of this entry »