Philadelphia is home to nearly 80,000 military veterans. Philadelphia City Council members honored the City’s veterans and the organizations that support them in the weeks leading up to Veterans Day 2017.
Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown (At Large) led a presentation honoring the work of the Women’s Veterans Center at the Veterans Multi-Service Center during a special presentation at the session of Council held November 2, 2017. Watch:
At the same session of Council, Councilman Bobby Henon (6th District) recognized Comcast NBC Universal for being named a 2017 Employer Support Freedom Award recipient, presented by the Secretary of Defense for their commitment to members of the military, veterans, and their families. Watch:
On November 5, 2017, Council members Allan Domb (At Large), David Oh (At Large), Mark Squilla (1st District) marched with veterans and veterans-support organization in the 3rd Annual Philadelphia Veterans Parade and Festival, held on Independence Mall. More photos available on the City Council Flickr stream. Photos: Jared Piper/PHLCouncil
On November 10, 2017, Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District) and Councilman David Oh joined Mayor Jim Kenney, Congressman Bob Brady and Congressman Dwight Evans at the dedication of the Lural Lee Blevins Veterans Center at 845 N 12th Street, a supportive housing development with 12 units set aside of military veterans. Spc. Lural Lee Blevins III was one the Edison 64, the 64 Edison High school students who died while serving in the Vietnam War. Photos available on the City Council Flickr stream. Watch:
On November 11, 2017, Council members David Oh, Mark Squilla joined Mayor Kenney at a wreath-laying ceremony at Philadelphia’s Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier. Photos: Bill Z. Foster
Also on November 11, 2017, Council members Oh and Squilla joined Councilwoman Helen Gym (At Large) at a ceremony honoring veterans of the Korean War at the City’s Korean War Memorial at Penn’s Landing.
Photos: Bill Z. Foster
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