Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden plans to attend the service. Specter, the former U.S. senator, died Sunday at 82.
A funeral for former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) will be held at noon Tuesday at Har Zion Temple in Lower Merion, Montgomery County. The service is open to the public; cameras and recording devices are prohibited. Specter will then be buried in Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery County. Among those expected to attend the funeral is Vice President Joe Biden, USA Today reported. Har Zion's address is 1500 Hagys Ford Road, Narberth, PA 19072; it is less than a mile from the Gladwyne exit (Exit 337) of Interstate 76. The temple's phone number is 610-667-5000, and general email inquiries are accepted at email@example.com. Specter, 82, died Sunday at his home in Philadelphia's East Falls neighborhood. Gov. Tom Corbett has ordered all flags in …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Vice president addresses national firefighters union at PA Convention Center.
Following Vice President Joe Biden's remarks to the national firefighters union where he praised its members and all middle-class workers, it was what he didn't say that irked the Philadelphia firefighters union president. Local 22 President Bill Gault said he was discouraged with Biden for refraining from taking a position encouraging Mayor Michael Nutter to abide by an arbitrator's decision about the Philadelphia Fire Department. "I'm disappointed that the vice president didn't say: 'Mr. Mayor, you should honor your agreement.' It's a very simple sentence," Gault said. Nutter has until August to appeal an arbiter's decision to put into place a contract for the firefighters, which would award back pay and salary increases. The …
Friday, November 11, 2011
Pennsylvanian native and Vice President of the United States Joe Biden addresses the hundreds in attendance at Media's Veterans Day parade on Friday.
In between high school marching bands and American songs being sung at Media's 52 Annual Veterans Day parade, Pennsylvanian native and Vice President of the United States Joe Biden made an appearance at the Delaware County Courthouse steps, reminding the hundreds in attendance that Veterans Day should be every day. Veterans Day Coverage: Check out our live blog coverage from Friday's Veteran's Day Parade. See our live photo coverage here and our story and more photos here. And upload your own photos here.
Media's Veterans Day Parade rose to another level of success with the Vice President of the United States speaking to a crowd of hundreds in front of the Delaware County Courthouse Friday afternoon.
Media's 52nd Annual Veterans Day Parade rose to another level of success on Friday with the Vice President of the United States speaking to a crowd of hundreds in front of the Delaware County Courthouse with his wife Dr. Jill Biden and granddaughter Finnegan along side him. The parade was filled with the hallmarks of any patriotic day: Veterans from long-ago wars and some from recent ones marched the streets that were littered with spectators waving Old Glory. After the high school marching bands and American songs being sung, Pennsylvania native and Vice President Joe Biden reminded the hundreds in attendance that Veterans Day should be every day. "I'm honored to be here on Veterans Day in Delaware County to honor 23 million veterans (…
Media Patch presents photos from our live blog.
Friday, November 11, 2011
For those of you who weren't reading our live blog since 9 a.m. Friday, here are the sights from the 52nd-annual Media Veterans Day Parade. Vice President Joe Biden spoke in front of the court house around 12:30 p.m. See more photos and upload your own photos here. Watch a parade recap and Biden's speech in our video here.
Were you at Media's Veterans Day Parade today? Share your photos and comments with us.
Were you at Media's Veterans Day Parade today? Share your photos and comments with us. Just click "Submit Photo" right here. Remember to include a caption to tell us who is in the photo. View our photo gallery and story here. Watch a parade recap and Biden's speech in our video here. Did you see our live blog coverage? In case you missed it, you can see the wrap up here.
Read our coverage of the vice president's Veterans Day trip.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Veterans Day 2011 in Media was commemorated by Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, visiting Delaware County. After the parade kicked off at 11:11 a.m., both Bidens addressed the crowd. Their speeches were in conjunction with the 52nd-annual Media Veterans Day Parade, which you can read about here. "Unlike other generations of warriors, (recent veterans) have walked into hell not once, but too many of them have done it two, three, four, five times... It's one thing to do it once, it's another to do it time and time and time again," Biden said in front of the courhouse. "This is not Generation X—it's Generation Excellent." Media Patch live blogged the event. If you missed it, feel free to scroll through the reports from …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Media Patch will be covering the Veterans Day Parade and Vice President Joe Biden's ceremony live on Friday.
Media Patch will be covering Media's 52nd Annual Veterans Day Parade and Vice President Joe Biden's ceremony live on Friday. We will be using the Cover It Live application where readers can see real time updates (just like we did for Hurricane Irene) and participate in the conversation themselves. We want to hear from you. Tell us what you're seeing and upload your own photos as the parade passes you. Our Live Blog coverage will begin around 10:30 a.m. and we will be sending live updates and photos of all the parade happenings and Biden coverage we can. The parade will begin at 11:11 a.m. at State Street and Edgmont Avenue. It will stop two times for the rifle salute, and playing of "Taps" to honor fallen soldiers, at both State and …
Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, will be in attendance at Media's Veterans Day parade on Friday.
Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, will be participating in Media's 52nd Annual Veterans Day Parade, which is the state's largest Veterans Day parade, on Friday. Biden is said to be arriving at Philadelphia International Airport around noon on Friday. Security is always tight when a President or Vice President come to town. So temporary road closures between the airport and Media Borough as the Bidens travel through are likely. Although we don't have confirmation on any specific temporary road closures or a route Biden will take. One could assume Interstate 476 and maybe even Baltimore Pike would be taken. Just expect traffic delays around noon on Friday around the airport and in Media Borough. Biden is said to arrive …
Hundreds are expected to march in the parade that will allow visitors to honor our military for their continued courage and sacrifice.
Media's 52nd Annual Veterans Day Parade, which is the largest Veterans Day parade in the state, will be held ceremoniously on Friday, November 11, at 11:11 a.m. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, will be participating in the day's ceremony, Bob Dimond, parade coordinater and Korean War veteran confirmed Friday. Dimond said Biden's Office contacted him saying the vice president was interested in attending the parade. Coincidently, Dimond's wife, Dale, worked on Biden's orginial Senate campaign. After several phone calls back and forth with Bidens Office, Dimond got the confirmation call Friday that Biden and his wife will be attending. The parade will begin at State Street and Edgmont Avenue. It will stop two times for the rifle …