Forward Observer: Something for Other Veterans Organizations to Consider for Their Own Well-Being?

November 19, 2019

Momentum for PA VFW’s No Smoking Indoors Campaign Continues to March On

LVMAC Poster Art 2005There 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 »


LVMAC Tidbit:  Allentown Plans a Veterans Appreciation Month

October 7, 2019

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 »


LVMAC Tidbit: The Army Goes Green Again

November 15, 2018

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

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As of 15 November 2018


LVMAC Tidbit: Ritter School Honoring Veterans Once Again

September 17, 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 »


LVMAC Tidbit: Notice! DC Military Parade Cancelled

August 18, 2018

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

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As of 18 August 2018


LVMAC Tidbit — United Veterans of Lehigh County Closes Up Shop (Food for Thought II)

November 12, 2016

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.

Source: Flying flags and growing gardens – Morning Call

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As of 12 November 2016


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

 


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