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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Construction begins on Veterans Square Monument

The Veterans Square Foundation, creators of Veterans Square Monument, implemented a 20/20 Project last month to raise $20,000 in 20 days, and it was very successful. Enough so that the foundation was able to begin construction on June 9th to build Veterans Square Monument after six years of design, planning and fundraising.

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Scenes from the Vietnam Veterans Flag Memorial

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Veterans Benefit Fair to be held July 12th

The Albert R. Atkinson, Jr. American legion Post 210, located at 315 North Street in Doylestown, will be hosting a Veterans Benefit Fair on Saturday, July 12th, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. All veterans who served in the US military at any time are invited to attend and obtain comprehensive information about support services available to them.

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Who are you carrying? Yardley Borough welcomes ‘Carry the Load’ national relay

by June Portnoy

Who do you “carry” on Memorial Day? Is it a Marine who gave his life serving this country? A firefighter killed rescuing a family from a burning building? Perhaps a police officer killed in the line of duty? Several hundred people asked themselves that question as they congregated in Yardley Borough by the Veterans Memorial at River Road and Afton Avenue on Thursday, May 1st to offer a warm welcome to Carry the Load, a 2,000-mile national relay raising awareness of the true meaning of Memorial Day.

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Annual Memorial Day Service at Washington Crossing Cemetery

On Monday, May 26th at 11:00am, a Memorial Day observance will be conducted at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown.

In addition to honoring the dead of all American wars, the ceremonies, hosted by the Guardians of the National Cemetery, will be honoring veterans and thanking their families for the freedom they and all veterans have secured for us through many generations of valiant service to the county.

The ceremonies will begin sharply at 11:00am, and are expected to last approximately 45 minutes.

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Cantus Novus to honor veterans, armed forces and first responders

Cantus Novus, an auditioned chamber choir under the leadership of Artistic Director W. Edward McCall, honors and recognizes veterans, members of the armed forces and first responders at two concerts in May. “Coming Home…to Celebrate Peace” shows their gratitude for the heroic service of armed forces, including both veterans and active duty personnel in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, and dedicated first responders including police, fire and ambulance.

“We are taking our audience on a journey of reflection and redemption,” explains Mr. McCall. “The power of music to convey both sadness and joy is incomparable.”

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