LVMAC News — Last Call for Salute to the Troops

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The Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council is holding its fourteenth, annual Salute to the Troops dinner.  It will be held on Friday, May 12, starting at 6 PM, at the Holiday Inn on Adrienne Drive in Breinigsville, PA. This annual event honors military and veterans as part of the observance of Armed Forces week.  The evening will include a distinguished speaker, dinner and dancing.

The featured speaker is Lieutenant General Joseph Martz (U.S. Army Retired), who retired in 2014 after spending forty years in service to our nation.  The General hails from Pennsylvania, and began his service as an enlisted man in 1974. After commissioning in 1979 as an Armor officer, upon graduation from the United States Military Academy, he rose in the ranks as a notable warrior-scholar.

Until, 2007, his command and staff  assignments were in armor cavalry, leadership and  training development postings, and finally as the operations officer for U.S. Army Central (formerly Third Army) and its coalition forces during the Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom between 2006 and 2007.

Latter positions of responsibility involved improving the Army’s future fighting capabilities.  His last assignment was as the “top architect” of the Army budget.  He is also known for his investigation of the April 2014 shooting incident at Fort Hood.

Limited seating remains.  Contact Lehigh Valley Military affairs Council (LVMAC) by email at or by calling 484-788-0196 to find out the latest on seating remaining.  Reservation forms can be downloaded from  Tickets are $35 per person at the door.  Local businesses, associations and veterans organizations also have the opportunity to donate a seat or two for a military couple or recently discharged veteran to make it as special evening for them.


As of 10 May 2017