Veterans Advisory Council

The Veterans Advisory Council (VAC) is a single-point Veteran information and advice resource for Lower Southampton residents and Veterans, Municipal Agencies, and the Board of Supervisors. The VAC either has the information, or access to information needed by these entities. The VAC tracks and distributes information about local, county, state and federal Veteran resources and events. The VAC works closely with other Veteran organizations and offices to gather and provide information.

The Veterans Advisory Council meets in a public meeting at 7:00pm the first Tuesday of each month, excluding July and August. The public is encouraged to attend at the Lower Southampton Township Municipal Center, 1500 Desire Avenue, Lower Southampton. Call 267-982-2199 or e-mail lstwp.vac@gmail.com for more information.

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United Veterans of Doylestown

The United Veterans of Doylestown (UVD) was established in 2005 to conduct patriotic events on behalf of the Borough of Doylestown, the primary event being the annual Memorial Day parade. The UVD consists of the senior officers from American Legion Post 210, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 17, Central Bucks Detachment Marine Corps League, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 175, and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 210.

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The Travis Manion Foundation: ‘If Not Me, Then Who…’

Special to the Doylestown Observer

Shortly after the death of 1st Lt. Travis Manion in Iraq on April 29th, 2007, the fallen Marine’s mother, the late Janet Manion, founded the Travis Manion Foundation to assist our nation’s veterans and families of the fallen. Headquartered in Doylestown, the Foundation is focused on empowering the nation’s veterans and families of the fallen.

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National Association Formed to Focus on Improving Veteran Services

The Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) is proud to announce a strategic partnership with newly formed non-profit, National Association for Veteran-Serving Organizations (NAVSO), which seeks to improve service delivery by organizations serving veterans and military families through data-driven collaboration. Over the past several years, industry and government leaders have expressed the need for a national coalition within the veteran serving community.

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New license plates recognize military service, support Gettysburg Monument preservation

New license plates, designed to recognize veterans and provide funds to preserve monuments in the Gettysburg National Military Park are now available from PennDOT.

“We are proud to highlight the accomplishments of all of our veterans and members of the Armed Forces through special license plates,” said PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch. “Military-themed plates serve as a silent testament to the courage and commitment of our troops in defense of our nation, and preserving our heritage is part of that recognition.”

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Veteran’s Expo to be held Nov. 14th

The Albert R. Atkinson, Jr. American Legion Post 210, will host a Veterans Expo at the Post home at 315 North Street, Doylestown, on Friday, November 14th, from 10:00am – 3:00pm. All Veterans who served in the U. S. military, at any time, are invited to attend and obtain comprehensive information about support services available to them. Bring your DD-214 or discharge papers and get a Bucks County Veterans ID card which, when presented to participating vendors, located throughout Bucks County, will earn you discounts on your purchases.

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Land of the free, because of the brave

Spring Village at Floral Vale, specializing in memory care, invites its friends and neighbors to join them Saturday, September 20th (rain date: September 21st) at 2:00pm for a “Wounded Warriors” fundraising event. The day will feature an auction, talent show, refreshments and an interactive veterans’ display. It will be hosted by staff and held on the back grounds of the community.

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Guardians of the National Cemetery holding golf outing

The Guardians of the National Cemetery in Washington Crossing, the volunteer organization which provides for the honorable funeral service and burial of eligible veterans, will hold their Oxford Valley Golf Club Classic on Wednesday, September 10th at Oxford Valley Golf Course, 141 S. Oxford Valley Road, Fairless Hills. The Washington Crossing Honor Guard detail of the Guardians provides a supplementary ceremonial rifle squad salute at each veteran’s internment service to enhance the Military Funeral Honors provided by the military services.

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Want to give back?

If you are a veteran, the Guardian’s Honor Guard needs you to help give final military honors to our departed veterans who are laid to rest at the Veterans National Cemetery in Washington Crossing, PA.

If you have an interest and want more details, please call the Guardian’s Honor Guard at 215-920-0739. You will find the experience to be both rewarding and emotional. Thank you!

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Thank you, veterans!

Skerdlant’s Shell has announced its participation in the Bucks County Veteran ID Discount Card Program. Now in its second year, this program has processed over 6,000 ID cards, and recruited 500+ participating vendors, with additional veterans and businesses joining daily. Under this program, Skerdlant’s will offer veterans 10% off all parts and labor.

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