Monday, November 26, 2012

Assorted Veterans Notes

A few assorted notes on veterans matters:

[adapted from press release] 

Veterans constitute nearly 13 percent of the population of Philadelphia, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Government and nonprofit organizations offer a spectrum of services to Philadelphia’s veterans, who mostly range from the aging Vietnam-era population to post-9/11 troops. In 1957 the Philadelphia City Council created the The Veterans Advisory Commission to  help Philadelphia’s veterans and their families navigate the maze of city, state and federal services and benefits available to them. 
Formerly located in the Council President’s office suite on the fourth floor of City Hall, the Veterans Advisory Commission is now located more conveniently in Room 127 in the Courtyard of City Hall. The new office space is not shared, affording veterans seeking counsel greater privacy. 

Patrick Murphy's MSNBC column last week on MSNBC was on his family's military service (Murphy, his brother, and father), veteran's health, and Thanksgiving.

My thanks to all of our veterans and their families.

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