Vietnam Vets recognized with Welcome Home Ceremony

On Sunday, March 3rd, the Margaret Gale Thornton, and George Taylor Chapters, NSDAR, hosted a Welcome Home Ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 468, Upper Bucks and Lower Lehigh Counties.

The event was held at the VFW Forrest Lodge Post 245 in Sellersville. The Chapter received a special flag from the US Department of Defense (DOD) commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Veterans from the Army, Marines, and Navy were honored. Eight Veterans and three Surviving Spouses in attendance received DAR certificates and DOD lapel pins.

Two more Surviving Spouses among the DAR Members also received lapel pins. Chapter Regents, Nicole Schuster from Margaret Gale Thornton, and Donna Schranz from George Taylor led the ceremony.

US Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick provided certificates and flags flown over the US Capitol for those who were honored.

Guests included PA Representative Craig Staats and Bucks County Controller, Pamela Van Blunk, who is also a member of Margaret Gale Thornton Chapter, NSDAR.

Also attending were Bobbi Riley, Valley Forge Chapter NSDAR, and Bucks County Veteran Liaison, Matthew Allen. The Margaret Gale Thornton Chapter NSDAR, located in Pipersville, was chartered in December 2016.

For more information about the Chapter and Margaret Gale Thornton, their namesake, visit Request information via Connect on Facebook at /.

PHOTO CAP: Joining the DAR members were PA State Representative Craig Staats, Bucks County Veteran Liaison Matthew Allen; Bucks County Controller & MGT Chapter Member, Pamela Van Blunk. VVA #468 Members and Surviving Spouses honored: Dennis Hetrick (Army), John Bucar (USMC), Byard Derr (Army), Bruce Brown (USMC), Albert Mullen (USMC), David Sensinger (Army), Darlene Wentz (Navy Nurse), Mrs. James L. Gresh (Army widow), Mrs. Joseph S. Skrizat, Jr. (Navy widow), and Mrs. Charles Wahl (Associate Member widow in attendance). DAR members receiving Surviving Spouse pins were Eileen Wimmer from George Taylor Chapter and Margo Hunt from Margaret Gale Thornton Chapter.

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