Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Veterans from all wars were thanked and honored at Media's 53rd Annual Veterans Day Parade on Monday.
Media celebrated its 53rd Annual Veterans Day Parade with thanks and honor to all war veterans, young and old. Thousands of parade-goers honored Veterans Day with the 10 area school marching bands, numerous ROTC companies, antique cars and war vehicles, local and state officials and of course the veterans in Media on Monday. The New Greatest Generation was the theme heard throughout the day. U.S. Bob Casey Jr. spoke to the crowd saying Veterans Day was about gratitude, gratitude for those who have served our country and their families for the sacrifices they have made. Click here to view our video of the 53rd Annual Veterans Day Parade.
The 53rd Annual Delaware County Veterans Day Parade was held in Media on Monday.
Media celebrated its 53rd Annual Veterans Day Parade with thanks and honor to all war veterans, young and old. Click here to view our photo gallery from the parade.
Monday, November 12, 2012
There are more than 21 million veterans in the United States and Patch says "thank you" on Veterans Day.
Here's a rundown of Veterans Day 2012 facts from the U.S. Census Bureau: Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Thank a veteran. Add your note of thanks in our comments section below. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors military veterans with parades and speeches across the nation. A national ceremony takes place at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Who They Are 21.5 million: The number of …
The "new" greatest generation of veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will be honored.
Media's 53nd Annual Veterans Day Parade, which is the largest Veterans Day parade in the state, will be held on Monday, Nov. 12, at 11:11 a.m. Media Mayor Bob McMahon said this year's honors will focus on the new, greatest generation of veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. McMahon said U.S. General David Petraeus recently referred to this generation of veterans as the new, greatest generation in an educational program film and it was decided that would be the theme of this year's parade. The parade will kick off with the roar of motorcycles down State Street. Then the thousands of parade-goers will enjoy 10 high school marching bands, fire trucks and first responders and of course veterans. Guest speakers and special parade guests include, …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
A look at business and government buildings that will be closed on Monday, in observance of Veterans Day.
Because Veterans Day is a federal holiday, most government offices will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of the holiday. Click here to see if your municipality will also see a trash collection change on Monday, Nov. 12. The following businesses will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12 unless otherwise stated. Municipal Buldings Automotive Mail Banks Click here for a list of businesses and governement offices that are open on Veterans Day. Did we miss a business that may be closed on Veterans Day? Tell us in the comments section if you know of another place that is closed.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
A look at business and government buildings that will be open on Monday, in observance of Veterans Day.
Because Veterans Day is a federal holiday, most government offices will be closed but there are a few that will be open on Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of the holiday. Click here to see if your municipality will also see a trash collection change on Monday, Nov. 12. The following businesses will be open on Monday, Nov. 12 unless otherwise stated. Municipal Buildings Mail Beer/Liquor Stores Banks Libraries Click here for a list of businesses and government offices that are closed on Veterans Day. Did we miss a business that may be open on Veterans Day? Tell us in the comments section if you know of another place that is open.
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round, as well as on Veterans Day.
A number of local businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Here's a guide to specials in the Philadelphia area.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Check out these events in from Northwest Philadelphia to the Main Line and beyond this weekend.
Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our top regional events for this weekend. 1. PCCH Presents: Rock-N-Roast 2. Annual Holiday Carnival and Santa's Arrival 3. 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll 4. West Chester Veterans Day Parade 5. Shop and Support Local at Holiday Shopping Events Friday, Nov. 9 Ladies Night Out at the Sacred Heart School in Havertown Rabbit Hill Girls Night Out in Springfield Saturday, Nov. 10 Villa Maria Holiday Shopping Event in Malvern Christmas Bazaar in Strafford Fall Bazaar at Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment Christmas Marketplace in Wayne Sunday, Nov. 11 Holiday Bazaar at Stagecrafters Theatre in Chestnut Hill Fair Trade - Alternative Giving Fair in Villanova
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 (…