19th Annual State Veterans Homes Week Slated for June 13-19 in PA

Jun 09, 2010, 14:21 ET from Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's six veterans homes, operated by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, will celebrate the 19th annual State Veterans Homes Week, June 13-19.  

"State Veterans Homes Week is designed to make citizens aware of the resident veterans in their community and to thank the staff and volunteers of these homes who provide selfless and exceptional care for these heroes each and every day," said Brig. Gen. Mike Gould, the state's deputy adjutant general for veterans' affairs. "It's also an opportunity for members of the community to visit the homes, meet some of America's honored veterans, and explore the numerous volunteer programs available."

Special activities throughout the week will include ceremonies, special musical entertainment, golf and fishing tournaments, carnivals and picnics.

The six homes serve more than 1,600 eligible veterans and their spouses and include the Delaware Valley Veterans Home in Philadelphia, the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center in Scranton, the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home in Hollidaysburg, the Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors Home in Erie, the Southeastern Veterans Center in Spring City, and the Southwestern Veterans Center in Pittsburgh.

For more information about veterans home eligibility, volunteer opportunities or employment at a veterans home, visit www.paveterans.state.pa.us.

Media contact: Joan Z. Nissley, 717-861-8720

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs