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Philadelphia, May 9, 2018 – The City Council Veterans Advisory Commission is dramatically boosting its online presence with the launch of a new website,

The user-friendly site will feature an array of county, state, and federal Veteran resources, including organizations, VA benefits, health and wellness initiatives, education programs, employment opportunities, real estate tax exemption information, and financial assistance programs.

The site will also feature a full calendar of Veteran-related events happening throughout the City of Philadelphia and surrounding area, including memorials, ceremonies, fairs, festivals, parades, and public hearings.

Screenshot of About pageSocial media is also integrated in so that anyone interested in Veterans happenings can connect via @PHLVeterans on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

We are excited to announce this great new online tool for our City’s Veterans,” Council President Darrell L. Clarke said. “City Council is proud of the work we’ve done to enhance the visibility and accessibility of the Veterans Advisory Commission office, and we understand it is difficult for many Veterans to physically make it down to City Hall on a regular basis. provides valuable resources and direction for our Veteran community, allowing for their issues to be resolved from home, phone, or wherever they may go online.”

“We are beyond excited to release,” Veterans Advisory Commission Director Carlo Aragoncillo said. “It has been a long time coming, and we could not have done it without the support of Philadelphia City Council. The Veterans Advisory Commission office already serves as a wealth of resources to our Veterans and their families. will increase our efforts as part of our vision for a future in which veterans are able to access all of the benefits and services we owe them.”

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