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Gov. Corbett, First Lady Susan Corbett Visit Delaware Valley Veterans Home

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Dec. 19, 2013

Gov. Corbett, First Lady Susan Corbett Visit Delaware Valley Veterans Home  

Philadelphia– Governor Tom Corbett, along with First Lady Susan Corbett, today delivered Christmas cards to residents at the Delaware Valley Veterans Home in Philadelphia.

 

The cards were signed by staff at the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) headquarters at Fort Indiantown Gap in Annville.

 

“This 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 holiday season.” 

 

The 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.

 

“Pennsylvania’s 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.”

 

During 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.

 

“Tom 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.”

 

The DMVA operates six veteran’s nursing homes across Pennsylvania. The six homes serve more than 1,500 eligible veterans and their spouses.

 

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


Media contact:

Kirsten Page, 717-433-5249

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