Last Saturday, the 8th Police District Advisory Council visited the Delaware Valley Veterans Home on Southampton Road to honor the vets’ service to our country by providing them with a barbecue.
PDAC Chairman Harry Sonntag thanked the vets for their service saying, “Your service to our country and every citizen who lives in it will never be forgotten. We hope that this small token of appreciation by our members and volunteers from the community reminds you all that there are many people who love you, respect you and appreciate the sacrifices you have made for us.”
Also on hand to volunteer their services were local members of the Patriot Guard Riders. The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse amalgamation of motorcycle riders from across the nation who not only share their love of cycles, but also all have an unwavering respect for those who risk their lives for America’s freedom and security.
The vets were treated to the magical sounds of the Kristal Bells, led by PDAC Recording Secretary Marge Philippi and performed by PDAC members and volunteers. Every vet received a double U.S. flag pin.
The afternoon was capped off by many Vets playing BINGO in the community room. Winners were awarded “Canteen” coupons, which they could redeem at their in-house resident store.
A wonderful time was had by all.
Elsie Stevens lives in Holme Circle and is a member of the 8th PDAC. You can read all her contributions to NEast Philly here.