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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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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