Monday, November 12, 2012
We are inviting the community to honor Veterans Day by sharing stories of veterans.
Do you know a veteran whose story should be told? We are inviting the community to tell those stories and upload photos of veterans. Tell a veteran today how much you appreciate their dedication to the country.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Local businesses salute 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 and around the Pine-Richland area taken from themilitarywallet.com. Check with their site for the latest deals. Two important notes: Free food: Store discounts: Travel Donations: Sports Clips Haircuts—The “Help a Hero Program” collects donations from October through Veterans Day to provide service members with free phone calls to their families. Also, on Veterans Day, Sports Clips Haircuts will take $1 from every hair care service given and put it toward the program. Veterans will be able to get free haircuts this Veterans Day at …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Nov. 11 is the day set aside to honor U.S. military veterans.
Veterans Day is a day the federal government sets aside—Nov. 11 of every year—to honor the service of all U.S. military veterans. This year, Nov. 11 falls on a Sunday. Many offices and organizations will close Monday in observance of Veterans Day, while some will not. CLOSED: OPEN: Vogel Disposal will operate on its regular schedule for trash and recycling pickup for Pine and Richland townships. PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers PennDOT driver license and photo centers are closed Saturday through Monday. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.state.pa.us. PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to 511pa.com or call 511 …
Friday, November 11, 2011
Youngsters plan a get-together with veterans on Monday
When preschool teacher Jennifer Nicotra asked her students what a veteran is, some told her it was a person who cared for animals. That was a couple of weeks ago and now the RYF Preschool students know the difference between a veteran and a veterinarian. Their excitement about what they have learned was palpable Friday as they rehearsed "God Bless America" for a Monday performance and party for local veterans at their school at the Pine-Richland Youth Center in Richland Township. "The kids plan the whole party; they plan the snacks and gifts," said Nicotra, whose husband Tim is in the 171st Air National Guard Refueling Wing. Also on Friday, veteran John Folmer read H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet to the kids. His daughter …
Oh, and then there's that end-of-the-world thing, too. Thanking veterans for their service is tops on our list of priorities today, but on 11-11-11, there's a lot of other stuff going on — even a debut of a nifty Droid phone.
On this Veterans Day , our first order of business will be to thank those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and perhaps are heading Downtown for the 92st annual parade. But there's a lot on the calendar for today —11-11-11. It's also a day to live life a little bit louder in honor of International Nigel Tufnel Day. Yes indeed, folks: Fans of This is Spinal Tap have taken to Facebook and blogs to declare today a holiday honoring the "Spinal Tap" guitarist and would-be hat salesman best known for cranking up his amp to 11 —"one louder than 10." So nosh on 11 Oreos and enjoy a Spinal Tap clip or two — even laugh yourself silly over the entire movie — in Nigel's honor. Be sure to avoid all music in that "saddest of all keys, D minor." …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Allegheny County Veterans Services has compiled a list of special offers from businesses and some travel destinations to honor those who serve or have served in the military.
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Thursday, November 10, 2011
Allegheny County Veterans Services has compiled a list of special offers and discounts available to veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Outback Steakhouse is honoring military veterans and those on active duty by offering a free Bloomin’ Onion and a Coca-Cola product Tuesday, Nov. 8, through Friday, Nov. 11. This offer is available to military personnel who have one of the following forms of identification: U.S Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), DD form 214 Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW), Photograph in Uniform, Wearing Uniform. For more information, visit: http://outback.com/companyinfo/veteransday.aspx. Last year, …