The Labor Department doesn’t break its’ figures down enough to say, statistically, whether Philadelphia area veterans are enjoying the same employment gains as younger vets elsewhere in the country.
Celebrate Memorial Day in Philadelphia with these celebratory events.
Memorial Day will be marked in Cheltenham Township Monday at 10:30 a.m. with a ceremony remembering veterans dating back to the Civil War and the renaming of some township fields for those who answered our country’s call in its time of need.
Veterans and active military family members can adopt an adult pet for free from the Delaware County SPCA throughout the holiday weekend.
“We’re going to have approximately 26 tables where people will be able to come over and get information, get counseling,” says council president Darrell Clarke.
How do you celebrate Memorial Day, and what does this federal holiday mean to you and your family? Read what some of our country’s veterans had to say about Memorial Day, patriotism and what this annual holiday means to them.
The jobless rate is above 7.5 percent; the same rate for young returning veterans is four times that.
Learn more about the VALOR Study.
Only 16% of veterans use the GI Bill to go to private colleges, and they’re rarely accepted at the top schools. One veteran, now enrolled at Brown, is trying to change that.
The GI Bill is the government’s way of repaying veterans who, as a result of their service, can go to college fulltime with their living expenses covered. Does it pay off?
ANC Explorer lets you explore Arlington’s history and search for gravesites and other points of interest by name, location and date of birth or death.
The deeper you are in South Jersey, the harder it is to find government-funded care close to home, with many vets forced to travel to Philadelphia, Delaware or North Jersey.
The Brain Dead Republican Congress has had some low points, but last week’s Senate vote on a United Nations treaty for the disabled was notable in its outrageousness.
When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.
Mayor Nutter is taking part in Veterans Day ceremonies across the city, today.