The Veterans Portal in Northwestern, PA is the best resource for area veterans

Who is a Veteran? for the purposes of the Veterans Portal of Northwest PA, the term “veteran” refers to an individual who has served in the United States Armed Forces, including a reserve component and National Guard, regardless of age, gender, or combat experience.

In 2012-13, through the anti-poverty initiative Erie Together, a group of veterans and service providers came together to discuss the concerns faced by the over 22,000 veterans in Erie County.

The purpose was to focus on important issues such as healthcare, education, jobs, and community integration, with the goal of improving the lives of the men and women who served our great country.

One of the clear difficulties identified was the need for a single-point resource for all veterans, family members, and service providers in the region.

Simply put: it should be easier for veterans to get information about the resources they need, and for service providers to share the information about the services they provide.

The Veterans Portal of Northwestern PA is that solution. Contact us today to become a Veteran Resource or explore our website to find the right resources to fit your needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recent News

Fallen Soldiers Picnic 2018

May 15th, 2018, 4:53 PM

The Fallen Soldiers Picnic will be held on May 26, 2018, from 3:00-9:00 pm at Gravel Pit Park in North East, PA. The lantern lighting and release will be from 8:30-9:00 pm. A National Anthem and Honor Guard Ceremony, live bands, Fallen Soldiers Picnic merchandise sales, and auction and raffles will be at the event. Entry donation will be $10 for entrance, $5 for Veterans, Active Duty, and children 12-6 years of age, and children under 5 are free. Admission covers 1 food ticket, drink, parking, and live bands.

Fairview Memorial Day Parade

May 11th, 2018, 12:50 PM

American Legion PA Post 742 will be holding its annual Memorial Day Parade on May 28, 2018, beginning at 10 am. The parade will start at the Holy Cross Church in Fairview, PA, follow RT. 20 west, pass Northwest Bank, turn north onto Maple Drive, and proceed to the Fairview Cemetery.