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

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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

 


LVMAC Tidbit — What We’ve Learned from Hiring 10,000 Veterans at Hilton

November 10, 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.

Click on What We’ve Learned from Hiring 10,000 Veterans at Hilton | Chris Nassetta | Pulse | LinkedIn

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As of 10 November 2016


LVMAC Tidbit — For You Veterans Day Foodies

November 4, 2016

We know you are going to ask, for finding food freebies around Veterans Day has become a way of life for some.  In anticipation of that fact, the website below ought to more than satisfy your craving.  Scroll down to the restaurants section before sneaking out of the house (You’ll also find some other useful offers as you do so.)

http://www.operationwearehere.com/VeteransDayPromotions.html#anchor_403

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As of 4 November 2016


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