Fairless Hills Elks celebrating 59 years

Fairless Hills Elks Lodge, located at 835 W. Bridge Street in Morrisville, has over 300 members and was chartered in March 1957. The Lodge sponsors and supports many charitable and community functions and activities in the area, some of which are as follows:

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Notable November programs at the Northampton Library

The library honors the nation’s veterans with a program “Back Door to Glory” on Thursday, November 12th at 7:00pm, featuring local author Joseph M O’Kane.

Longtime resident of Bucks County and U.S. Air Force veteran, Mr. O’Kane discusses his novel, “Back Door to Glory.” Steeped in historical detail of the Italian campaigns in World War II, this work of fiction conveys many time-honored truths.

Classical guitarist Bob Dopira entertains with a recital of seasonal music on Saturday, November 14th at 2:00pm, featuring carols, pop Christmas music, and classical pieces of Bach and Mozart.

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Ninth Annual Lower Makefield Veterans Parade is Nov. 8th

The Ninth Annual Lower Makefield Veterans Parade and Ceremony will be held on Sunday, November 8th, beginning at 1:00pm at Edgewood and Whitehall Roads, with a ceremony immediately following at Veterans Square Park, Edgewood and Heacock Roads. The parade will feature veterans from various conflicts, local dignitaries, area Scout troops, fire trucks, and much more. All Veterans, Scouts, school, athletic, and community groups are invited to march in the parade and attend the ceremony.

This year’s parade and ceremony mark the first anniversary of the dedication of Veterans Square Monument, a timeless monument designed to honor veterans of the past, present and future in a peaceful, uplifting, community park setting.

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Area veterans invited to ceremony at Maple Point

Students at Maple Point Middle School in Langhorne will once again be honoring area veterans with a ceremony at the school Friday, November 6 at 11:30 am. This event, held for many years at the school, includes tributes to veterans of all eras and military branches, musical performances, and a roll-call for each attending veteran. A large American flag will be painted on the field outside the school in their honor.

The ceremony itself will be held in the Maple Point Middle School auditorium. Light refreshments will be available for the veterans before the ceremony.

An RSVP is necessary, so any area veteran who would like to participate in this special ceremony should contact Anne Schmidt by phone at (215) 809-6230 or by email at aschmidt@neshaminy.k12.pa.us no later than Wednesday, October 28, 2015.

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American Legion Post 317 upgrades Post

American Legion Post 317 in Yardley has recently upgraded their Post to better serve the Veteran community. They offer their hall to both Veterans and non–Veterans, committing to both the community and their honorable Veterans who they pledge to serve every day.

If you are a Veteran looking for a social atmosphere to meet other Veterans, consider joining this Post, or become a Son of the Legion or a Lady Auxiliary Member.

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Fundraising effort seeks support for wreaths at WC Cemetery

by Judi Biederman

In an attempt to remember and respect her dad, Penndel resident Joyce Kulchinsky also is trying to honor thousands of other deceased military veterans by placing a memorial wreath on every grave in the Washington Crossing National Cemetery next December.

Joyce is trying to raise money for “Wreaths Across America,” a program that runs coordinated wreath-laying ceremonies, usually on the second Saturday in December, at national cemeteries across all 50 states, ceremonies at sea and 24 national cemeteries on foreign soil.

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Rotary of Central Bucks honors veterans and fallen heroes at sixth annual Ride For Heroes

The Rotary Club of Central Bucks invites the community to join them as riders or guests at their sixth annual motorcycle Ride For The Heroes and Picnic on Sunday, June 7th. The event will honor and raise funds to support wounded veterans and the families of fallen heroes.

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Skerdlant’s continuing Veterans discounts

Skerdlant’s Shell is continuing their Veterans discounts throughout the upcoming spring months. If you’re a Veteran, stop in for a handshake and a “Thank you.” In addition, meet and greet Skerdlant’s Veterans who also served our country, protecting our freedom.

What better way for Skerdlant’s to honor our Veterans than by offering a 10% discount on their parts and labor.

For more information, call Skerdlant’s Shell, located at 1099 Taylorsville Road, Washington Crossing, PA, at 215-493-4347.

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Langhorne Memorial Parade Collection

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #148 will be working in conjunction with the Second Brigade Motorcycle Club and The Veterans Group of Philadelphia this year at the Langhorne Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25th, supporting their mission to honor homeless Veterans.

They be walking just ahead of the parade distributing Poppies and collecting the following items for HOMELESS VETERANS in Bucks County and Philadelphia:

  • Men’s NEW underwear, T-shirts, socks,travel-size personal care items, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, bleach, coffee, sugar and powder creamer. In the event of rain you can drop your donations at Post #148, 115 West Richardson Avenue, Langhorne.
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‘Unheralded Courage’ WWII commemoration event is May 3rd

To commemorate the victory of World War II 70 years ago, Emmy-nominated filmmaker Robert Child will host a presentation and panel discussion with three local WWII Veterans on Sunday, May 3rd, 3:00pm, at Masonic Lodge, Edgewood and Heacock, Lower Makefield.

The community is invited to listen to Rob share stories, video clips, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from filming his three award-winning WWII documentaries. Each one features little-known stories of heroism from the Army, Navy, and Air Force.

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