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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Legion Post prepping for parade

The Langhorne American Legion, Jesse W. Soby Post 148 is making plans for their 96th consecutive Memorial Day Parade, which honors all Veterans that have served and sacrificed in all of America’s wars and conflicts.

If you or your group would like to participate in the parade, contact parade Chairman Joanne Elliott at 215-431-6372, or send correspondence to the American Legion Post 148, 115 W. Richardson Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047.

The parade will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th, at 9:00am, and will begin and end at the Post Home, 115 W. Richardson Avenue.

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Veterans alert – Apply now for Persian Gulf bonus

The PA State Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is reminding Pennsylvania veterans that they have until August 31st to apply for a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice if they served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from August 2nd, 1990, to August 31st, 1991.

The bonus pays $75 a month for qualifying, active-duty service members, up to a $525 maximum, for those who served in in Operations Desert Shield or Desert Storm.

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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.

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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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