Corbett, First Lady Susan Corbett Visit Delaware Valley Veterans Home
Tom Corbett, along with First Lady Susan Corbett, today delivered Christmas cards to residents at the Delaware
Valley Veterans Home in Philadelphia.
cards were signed by staff at the Pennsylvania Department of Military and
Veterans Affairs (DMVA) headquarters at Fort Indiantown Gap in Annville.
time of the year, it is especially important to remember our veterans and take
the time to give thanks for their service,” said Gov. Corbett. “I encourage all
Pennsylvanians to remember the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform this
Delaware Valley Veterans Home is a state facility operated by the DMVA. The
facility serves 171 veterans and their eligible spouses. The home is designed
to meet a variety of levels of care including dementia.
state veteran’s homes deliver long-term care that is second to none, and our
staffs work diligently to make it feel even more ‘home-like’ for our residents
at Christmas time,” said Maj. Gen. Wesley E. Craig, Pennsylvania adjutant
general. “Whether it’s through a card, a visit or a small gift, we show our
residents that their service and sacrifice to our country is not forgotten.”
the tour, the governor and first lady spent time with veterans living at the
facility and handed them bundles of cards. Visiting veterans during the
holidays has become a tradition for the Corbetts.
and I truly enjoy being able to meet our veterans and spread some holiday
cheer,” said Mrs. Corbett. “This is what the holiday season is all about and we
are grateful for the time we can spend with them. We are also thankful to
Pennsylvania’s veteran’s homes for providing the care needed for our men and
women who gave so much to our country.”
DMVA operates six veteran’s nursing homes across Pennsylvania. The six homes serve more than 1,500 eligible veterans and
They 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 or
volunteer opportunities at a veteran’s home, visit www.paveterans.state.pa.us