LVMAC News: Battle Borne Explains Why It Exists and What it Does

Presented by Chris Yarnell, President of Battle Borne on 18 May 2022 at the council meeting.  It came about as a result of need, and is now an example of government-community partnership to a concrete purpose at the ground floor level.  Recovery requires more than chatter; families have needs also; connecting veterans and their families to resources requires warm hand-off. (more…)

LVMAC News: Are You the One?

The Council is seeking a special individual who cares about others to help operate its Scholarship Program.  It is a rewarding task, and not burdensome, either.  Does require an organized mind and leadership skills because you are working in a volunteer team environment.  Teachers, administrators, and retired military professionals have found it worthwhile endeavor, but those qualifications are not absolutely necessary.

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LVMAC News: Unique Veteran Farmer Training Program Offered by Rodale

It bares repeating that a local organization, the Rodale Institute, offers a unique, organic farmer training program to veterans at no cost.  Privately funded, paid internships are offered and student are assisted with finding housing.  Opportunities like this are part of a broader movement to engage veterans to take up farming as a profession for the welfare of the nation. (more…)

LVMAC News: Everyone Loves a Parade (or Should)

After suffering the effect of two years of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council (LVMAC) will resume its Bethlehem Memorial Day Parade, as asked by the City of Bethlehem many years ago.  This event results from the combined efforts of the United Veterans of Bethlehem and this council.  The parade starts at 9 a.m. at the Liberty High School parking lot and proceeds up Linden St. to Bethlehem Memorial Park.  Those who wish to be in the parade should register now.  After all, Memorial Day was meant to be more than the unofficial beginning of summer, a day at the beach, or a shopping sales day. (more…)