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.]
For more information, see the source article: “It’s official: Army approves ‘pinks and greens’ uniform on Veterans Day” , Army Times, 11 November 2018
As of 15 November 2018
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 »
In the event any of you from the Lehigh Valley were planning on attending but did the get the word, the Washington DC military parade scheduled for 10 November to ostensibly re-commemorate the end of World War I was cancelled due to unreasonable cost. American pragmatism prevailed.
Source: Military Times article
As of 18 August 2018
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.
As of 12 November 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.
As of 12 November 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.
As of 10 November 2016