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Gannon University Veterans Day Salute
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 2:11 PM

Gannon University's Veterans Day Salute will occur on November 9 from 2 pm to 3 pm in the Yehl Alumni Ballroom in the Waldron Campus Center. The formal ceremony will feature playing of Taps, a 21-gun salute, keynote speaker Retired Erie County Judge and Major General, USA (Ret.) Michael E. Dunlavey, and a wreath-dedication by President Keith Taylor, Ph.D.

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Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic for Veterans
Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:13 AM

Erie VA Medical Center is hosting a free drive-thru flu clinic on October 28 from 10 am to noon for Veterans eligible for VA health care. Veterans can simply drive through the ground level of the parking garage, present their VA ID Card, and get their flu shot right in the comfort of their own car!

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2017 Erie County Career Expo
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Young Entrepreneur Society will be holding a Career Expo on November 2 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Zem Zem Shrine Club in Erie. The event will be veterans-only between 10 am to 11 am. Admission is free. Over 50 employers from business, insurance, healthcare, utilities, and more will be present. Come dressed to the best of your abilities, and bring resume copies. Employers will be hiring immediately throughout the event.

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The Patriot's Ruck - 5K Run/Walk
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 10:27 AM

The Pathfinder Club of Gannon University has organized the Patriot's Ruck as a fundraiser for homeless veterans. The event is scheduled for November 4 at the Gannon Recreation Center. Registration begins at 7:30 am, and the event opening will start at 8:00 am. The 5K will be run/walked on the streets of downtown Erie. Participants will carry a backpack/rucksack filled with donation supplies to be donated at the conclusion of the run/walk. The event is free without a t-shirt, $8 with a t-shirt (must request shirt ahead). To register, visit here or contact GU Pathfinder President, Anthony Sparacino at sparacin001@knights.gannon.edu or at (412) 522-2636. All proceeds will benefit the Liberty House.

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4th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 10:10 AM

The 4th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast at the Polish Falcon Club will occur on Sunday, November 5 from 9-11:30 am. The event is free to all veterans. The last day to sign up or call in is November 1. Transportation available.

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Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony 2017
Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Erie's annual Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony is scheduled for Veterans Day, November 11th. The entire community is invited to attend! The parade will begin at 9:30 am at the Veterans Stadium and march south on State Street, ending at the Erie VAMC. The ceremony will follow at 11 am at Jefferson School, across the street from the Erie VAMC in 38th Street. Organizations can call Ken Sawdey at 814-866-9565 to sign up to march in the Parade. Let's show our veterans our support!

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History Documentary Community Meeting
Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 1:05 PM

Your story or the story of someone you know could be key to helping preserve the 131-year history of the Pennsylvania Soldiers' & Sailors' Home. Are you willing to share photographs, postcards, newspaper articles, oral accounts of life at the Home? A university student will be collecting and preserving the Home’s history from its construction to present day through the creation of a documentary. There will be a Community Meeting on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the personal care dining room of the PA Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Home to provide an overview of the project, to discuss possible sponsorship opportunities, and to gather stories, items, etc. to paint a picture of the Home’s history. For additional information, contact PA Soldiers' & Sailors' Home Volunteer Coordinator Ken Vybiral at (814) 878-4961 or at kvybiral@pa.gov.

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Produce Express Military Share
Posted on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2:05 PM

The Produce Express Military Share truck will be at the Erie VA Medical Center on November 6th beginning at 5 pm to distribute free food to National Guard, Reservists, Active Military, Veterans, and their families in need. Registration required. To register, call Sandra Luthringer at the VA at 1-800-274-8387 ext. 2780 or Cindy Plymyer at Second Harvest Food Bank at (814) 459-3663 ext. 103.

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Ruck the Bay
Posted on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 10:17 AM

On October 15, Erie United Methodist Alliance is hosting Ruck the Bay to benefitEUMA's Liberty House. Complete a 15K (or optional 5K) course carrying a loaded rucksack and observe memorials at every kilometer honoring local fallen soldiers. Fill your rucksack/backpack with items to donate to homeless veterans. Open to military personnel and civilians. Registration is at 1 pm at Presque Isle State Park Beach, 11. Ruck begins at 2 pm. For more information or to register, visit www.euma-erie.org.

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Welcoming for Heroes and a Veteran by My Side Ride
Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 2:30 PM

Street Track 'n Trail presents their first annual Welcoming for Heroes and a Veteran by My Side Ride on September 30, beginning at 1 pm on the Street Track 'n Trail Festival Grounds in Conneaut Lake, PA. The trail ride will just be for veterans utilizing Side-by-Side vehicles, provided by Street Track 'n Trail and a select group of owners donating their vehicles and time. Meet with Veterans, local military organizations, and re-enactors, and enjoy food from a variety of vendors, military equipment displays, The Black Beast F450 Patriot Truck, and live music. For more information, visit STNT's website, Facebook page, or contact Dick Lepley at dicklepley@gmail.com or (814) 573-3090.

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Gannon University Veterans Day Salute

October 20th, 2017, 2:11 PM

Gannon University's Veterans Day Salute will occur on November 9 from 2 pm to 3 pm in the Yehl Alumni Ballroom in the Waldron Campus Center. The formal ceremony will feature playing of Taps, a 21-gun salute, keynote speaker Retired Erie County Judge and Major General, USA (Ret.) Michael E. Dunlavey, and a wreath-dedication by President Keith Taylor, Ph.D.

Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic for Veterans

October 19th, 2017, 10:13 AM

Erie VA Medical Center is hosting a free drive-thru flu clinic on October 28 from 10 am to noon for Veterans eligible for VA health care. Veterans can simply drive through the ground level of the parking garage, present their VA ID Card, and get their flu shot right in the comfort of their own car!