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November 24, 2017

11/24/2017 - Black POWDER Friday:  12:00 am
Skip the mall and have a BLAST at Fort Mifflin the day after Thanksgiving! Spend the day exploring one of the only intact battlefields from the American Revolution and enjoy musket and cannon demonstrations!  No long lines, no grumpy shoppers. Give thanks for the soldiers that fought here, allowing General Washington time to establish winter quarters in Valley Forge in 1777. Guided tours at NOON and 2 PM.  Musket and cannon demonstrations ongoing. Tickets: $10 Adults, $8.00 Seniors, $4.00 VETERANS and Children under 12. ACTIVE MILITARY & Children under 5 are FREE. Tickets available at our website: www.fortmifflin.us Fort Mifflin on the Delaware, 6400 Hog Island Road, Philadelphia, PA


November 25, 2017

11/25/2017 - Camden County Emerald Society Pipes & Drums Holiday Toy Drive:  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We will be holding a toy drive to benefit the families of first responders in Puerto Rico. Please bring a toy and join us at Schileen's Pub in Westville after the Collingswood Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 25th from 1pm-5pm! If you are unable to atted, please send a message and we will set up a date and time to pick up your donation. Schileens Pub, 32 Delsea Dr, Westville, NJ


December 1, 2017

12/01/2017 - AMVETS Post 101 Shrimp Fry:  4:00 pm
AMVETS Post 101 Shrimp Fry Starts at 4:00PM, ends when they're all gone! Shrimp, Fries and Coleslaw   $6.00 Add a taste of mushrooms     $1.00 Basket of mushrooms            $3.00 Please bring a new, unwrapped toy or game for the kids’ Christmas party (ages 10 & under) Sponsored by The Ladies Auxiliary AMVETS Post 101, 519 June Road, Pennsauken, New Jersey


12/01/2017 - I'll be Home for Christmas: A Salute to the Military and First Responders:  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
I'll be Home for Christmas: A Salute to the Military and First Responders   PhillyPops Annual Christmas Holiday Concert for veterans and first responders Friday, December 1, 2017 at 8:00pm   Every Military and First Responder who registers will be contacted and set up with complimentary tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ill-be-home-for-christmas-a-salute-to-military-first-responders-tickets-36283538039 8:00 – 10:30PM - Christmas Salute Concert, Verizon Hall On December 2, 2017, in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, the Third Annual I’ll Be Home for Christmas — A Salute to the Military and First Responders will usher in the holiday season for 2,000 members of the service community with a night of magical music and generosity of spirit. This very special event also marks the culmination of the Philly POPS 2016 Salute Series. The Philly POPS Salute Series recognizes the service and sacrifice of those dedicated to a collective identity of American values and tradition.   Military Uniform requested at the event.   Fri, December 1, 2017 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM EST   Location Kimmel Center 300 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102   Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA


12/01/2017 - I'll be Home for Christmas: A Salute to the Military and First Responders:  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
I'll be Home for Christmas: A Salute to the Military and First Responders   PhillyPops Annual Christmas Holiday Concert for veterans and first responders Friday, December 1, 2017 at 8:00pm   Every Military and First Responder who registers will be contacted and set up with complimentary tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ill-be-home-for-christmas-a-salute-to-military-first-responders-tickets-36283538039 8:00 – 10:30PM - Christmas Salute Concert, Verizon Hall On December 2, 2017, in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, the Third Annual I’ll Be Home for Christmas — A Salute to the Military and First Responders will usher in the holiday season for 2,000 members of the service community with a night of magical music and generosity of spirit. This very special event also marks the culmination of the Philly POPS 2016 Salute Series. The Philly POPS Salute Series recognizes the service and sacrifice of those dedicated to a collective identity of American values and tradition.   Military Uniform requested at the event.   Fri, December 1, 2017 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM EST   Location Kimmel Center 300 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102   Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA


December 2, 2017

12/02/2017 - Wreaths of Remembrance:  9:00 am - 11:30 am
Join this grassroot effort to lay 2500 holiday wreaths on the grave sites at the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery on December 2nd, 2017. Family members of those buried at the cemetery are asked to be at the site by 9:00 am for a private ceremony and reception. They will then be given a wreath to place on the grave site of their family members. Volunteers are asked to be at the site by 9:30 am to attend the opening ceremony at 10:00 am and then place wreaths on the balance of the graves after the ceremony. All family and volunteers are asked to park at the Williamstown High School parking lot at 700 North Tuckahoe Road and take the shuttles to the cemetery. ONLY Handicap parking allowed at the cemetery. Must have Handicap plates or hang tag on car. Shuttles start running at 7:30 am from the High School parking lot. If you would like to donate wreaths to lay at the cemetery, they can be purchased online at www.pfpfoundation.org or send a check payable to People for People - Wreaths, and mail to PFP at P.O. Box 256 Mullica Hill, NJ 08062. To volunteer or for more information contact Bernadette Blackstock at 856-579-7561. This is the eighth year for this tribute laying over 15,000 wreaths. Gloucester County Veteran Memorial Cemetery, 240 North Tuckahoe Rd, Williamstown , New Jersey


12/02/2017 - World War II - Explore the Western Front:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Explore the Western Front of World War II and visit with Axis and Allied armies. Two exciting battles, living history, vintage gear, live medical demonstrations on “wounded” soldiers at the Red Cross Field Hospital, weapons and vehicles. 10 AM- 4 PM Tickets: $10 Adults, $8.00 Seniors, $4.00 VETERANS and Children under 12. ACTIVE MILITARY & Children under 5 are FREE. Tickets available at our website: www.fortmifflin.us Fort Mifflin on the Delaware, 6400 Hog Island Road, Philadelphia, PA


December 4, 2017

12/04/2017 - 5th Annual Veteran Shark Tank:  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Veteran Shark Tank was created by Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network (GPVN) as a way to help veterans who are starting their own businesses. Similar to the popular television show Shark Tank, aspiring Veteran entrepreneurs pitch their business idea to a panel of ‘sharks’ and audience members, BUT, with a twist. Rather than an investment, our winners take home a cash prize of $10,000.The competition will allow Veteran entrepreneurs to sharpen their business pitch, gain feedback from business leaders, and compete for a cash prize, in-kind business support services, and create a Veteran network for life as they launch their new venture. Join us for an exceptional evening! Enjoy dinner at Philadelphia's historic Union League, network with fellow veterans and entrepreneurs, watch the veterans pitch their ideas to the sharks, and prepare to be inspired For more information on how to participate or to attend the event, click here  GPVN is proud to welcome Robert Irvine as our keynote speaker. Mr. Irvine is a celebrity chef who has appeared on and hosted a variety of Food Network programs including Worst Cooks in America, Restaurant: Impossible, and A Hero’s Welcome. Mr. Irvine is also a UK Navy Veteran and in 2014 he founded The Robert Irvine Foundation to honor the men and women of the military. Philadelphia Union League, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA


December 7, 2017

12/07/2017 - Philadelphia Military MOJO Veteran Hiring Event:  All Day
Philly MOJO is building – national employers Amazon, Bechtel, BlackRock, Boeing, Deloitte, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, Merck, Microsoft, Northrop Grumman, PNC, Turner, Travelers and many more targeting Degreed Military Professionals for leadership roles across their organizations. The Westin Philadelphia 99 South 17th Street at Liberty Place Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States Hotel: 215-563-1600 (MOJO Group Rate $199) Army Navy Week 175-200 Candidates / 40-45 Companies Registration deadline: November 24, 2017 Candidate Registration Includes: Individual Resume Review Focused Career Coaching Industry Seminars & Workshops Networking Reception with Food & Beverage Face-to-face with Corporate Recruiters No long lines – Individual Attention Resumes reviewed in advance by Employers Potential Interviews at the Career Fair Company hosted luncheon More info and to register, go to https://militarymojo.org/events/ The Westin, 99 South 17th Street at Liberty Place , Philadelphia, PA


December 8, 2017

12/08/2017 - Army/Navy Dining Out:  5:30 pm
The practice of DINING IN or DINING OUT (with spouses) is thought to have formally begun in 16th-century England, though some records indicate that militaries have held formal dinners as far back as the Roman Legions. The Vikings held formal ceremonies to honor and celebrate battles and heroes.  During the 18th century, the British Military incorporated the practice of formal dining into their regimental mess system. Customs and rules of the mess were soon institutionalized rules, known as the "Queen's Regulations".  The mess night or "DINING IN/OUT" became a tradition in all British regiments. The Americans, taking many of their traditions from the British military, held mess nights starting in the 18th century and the tradition continues today. The practice of DINING IN/OUT continues at the UNION LEAGUE the night before the Army/Navy and is the Armed Services Council's Premier Event. Special Guest of honor will be Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono, Director, Defense Health Agency, Medical Corp. United States Army. Commissioned in June 1979, Vice Adm. Raquel Bono obtained her baccalaureate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and attended medical school at Texas Tech University. She completed a surgical internship and a General Surgery residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, and a Trauma and Critical Care fellowship at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in Norfolk. Vice Admiral Bono is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and has an Executive MBA from the Carson College of Business at Washington State University. Her personal decorations include Defense Superior Service Medal (three), Legion of Merit Medal (four), Meritorious Service Medal (two) and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal (two). Union League members and guests are invited to attend a military DINING OUT in honor of the Army and Navy Classic to be held the following day at Lincoln Financial Field. Join military personnel, midshipmen, cadets and civilians for a grand evening to kick off the festivities. For those who have joined us before, you know what a treat this event is! For those who have not, start the tradition! Date: December 8, 2017 Reception: 5:30pm Dinner: 7:00 pm Dress Code: Black tie or formal Mess Dress for military Cost: $140 pp - $120 Active Military Reservations: Must be made at least three business days prior to the event at: activities@unionleague.org or 215-587-5585   Union League, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvanio


12/08/2017 - Christmas Bingo, A Ho-Ho-Ho Holy Knight:  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Join People for People for a fun night of comedy and entertainment to raise money to support  our Veteran programs. Funds raised will go to the PFP Camp Salute Veteran Housing, Wreaths of Remembrance, Annual Vets Picnic and the SJ Veteran Resource Center. During this interactive comedy written and performed by Vicky Quade, author of Late Night Cathesim, she plays an ex nun raising money her church. Audience members play BINGO while answering questions about Christmas traditions, the origin of St. Nick, where do candy canes come from and true and false questions about where does St. Nick work and play. Add to this a box of wacky prizes, fun BINGO Cards, and a lot of Catholic humor. In this interactive comedy show you will actually play BINGO and have a great time. There will also be special performances during dinner by: Greg Armstrong, Daniele Spence and Michael Jones. This incredible trio have been entertaining local veterans for years. From 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm $15.00 per person for optional pre-show event in Auletto's Wine Cellar includes wine and cheese. The show runs from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm, $60.00 per person. Includes buffet dinner, and complete show. Enjoy both pre-show wine cellar and dinner show for $70.00 per person. For more info contact us at bernadette@pfpfoundation.org or call 856579-7561. To purchase tickets visit: http://bit.ly/2qOR8Dn Auletto’s Caterers, 1849 Cooper Street, Woodbury , New Jersey


December 9, 2017

12/09/2017 - ARMY/NAVY GAME GET TOGETHER:  12:00 am
ARMY/NAVY GAME GET TOGETHER MANAYUNK BREWERY December 9, 2017 Doors Open at 2:30PM Game Begins at 3:00 PM $15 pp – ALL YOU CAN EAT Navy Bean Soup Drink Specials Raffles/Door Prizes Bring your friends and families The MORE THE MERRIER Contact - Sherri Jones at edphillynavyleague@gmail.com   Manayunk Brewery, 4120 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA


12/09/2017 - Rolling Thunder Inc NJ chapter 2 &5 Toy Drive:  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
toy drive to benefit project Little soldier.  Rolling Thunder NJ chapter 2&5 will be collecting toys at Casciano Bar and sweetery  from 10AM-2PM , stop by for coffee and see Santa and his helpers.  Toys collected are for the children of our New Jersey Deployed Soldiers, Disabled Veterans, Veterans  in need and American Recreational Military services. Toys may be dropped off all month at casciano coffee Bar. Rolling thunder Contacts. Brenda Einhorn at 609-330-0040. Iris Amoriello at 609-618-8118, or steve schonbaum at 732-614-5570. Casciano coffe bar and sweetery, 212 bellevue Ave., Hammonton, New Jersey


December 10, 2017

12/10/2017 - 12/25/2017 - Come Cross With Us!:  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
George Washington’s daring 1776 Christmas Day crossing of the Delaware River and defeat of the Hessians in Trenton is considered a turning point in the Revolutionary War. Witness this historic event for yourself during one of two reenactments in December. Join fellow citizens from around the country for a Bucks County tradition featuring several hundred reenactors clad in Continental military dress and George Washington himself. Listen as General Washington delivers an inspiring speech and then leads his troops across the river in replica Durham boats. The first Crossing reenactment is set for Sunday, December 10, from 10 AM-4 PM (actual crossing begins at 1 PM). Special colonial-era activities and demonstrations occur throughout the day, providing a full day of fun and learning. It's a great way to see the Crossing if you can't make it on Christmas Day! Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children age five to 11, and free for those under five. Proceeds support future park programs. The Christmas Day reenacmtnet will be held from noon to 3 PM on December 25 (actual crossing begins at 1 PM). Admission is free. We suggest visitors arrive well before 1 PM to ensure a good place along the viewing line. Both river crossings are contingent upon safe conditions for participants. However, even if conditions do not allow for crossing, ceremonies, speeches and commemorative activities still occur. Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Rd, Washington Crossing, PA


December 16, 2017

12/16/2017 - Wreaths Across America:  10:00 am
Wreaths Across America is a 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to the values above by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at cemeteries across the country each December. This year, the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery will be participating in the program. For every wreath sponsored at Laurel Hill, the Friends receive $5 that will be used towards placing flag holders and procuring headstones for unmarked graves of veterans. The deadline to sponsor a wreath is Monday, November 27, 2017 Wreaths can be sponsored on The Laurel Hill Cemetery Fundraising Page https://wreaths.fastport.com/donateLocation.html?page=47144&relate=47083&utm_source=General+Interest_Laurel+Hill+Cemetery&utm_campaign=5e65f668e6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_11_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2043aedd0c-5e65f668e6-139825045 . Or by filling out and remitting a sponsorship form. The National Day of Wreath Laying will take place on Saturday, December 16 at 10am. The event is free and open to the public.   Laurel Hill Cemetery, Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


12/16/2017 - Soldiers Christmas:  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Come join us celebrate the holidays on the front lines, home front and in the trenches throughout history and across the world. From early times through the Korean War and more! Lantern tours begin at 5pm at the HQ building! Bring a flashlight as well, and dress appropriately for the weather. Some displays are in the batteries, some in the buildings, some are camps in their period correct tents....all are ready to show you how professional and citizen soldiers, served their country while away from home during Christmas. Fun and interactive event for the whole family. Fort Mott, 454 Fort Mott Rd, Pennsville, NJ


December 18, 2017

12/18/2017 - Union League - Benjamin Franklin Post #405 - Holiday Reception:  6:00 pm
Annual Post # 405 Holiday Reception - Monday, December 18, 2017 – 6:00 PM Union League - American Legion, Benjamin Franklin Post #405 welcomes members, veterans, retirees and guests to our annual Holiday Reception. OPEN TO ALL Beverages and hors d'oeuvres, light refreshments and a special presentation. Dress Code: Jacket and Tie for men. No jeans or sneakers please, Union League, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA


December 21, 2017

12/21/2017 - The DEVILer's Comedy Christmas Show:  8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
FREE Comedy Show TO ALL VETERANS...  just show your Veteran ID Card at the door. Mauro’s on the Ave Resturant, 830 E Landis Ave, Vineland, NJ


January 20, 2018

01/20/2018 - Rolling Thunder INC. New Jersey Chapter2 19th annual pasta dinner.:  3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This is a BYOB, Lots of fun, Door prizes. $10 dollars at the door children ages 5-11 only $5 dollars at the door. Active duty Military admitted free. we will also have a cannoli eating contest. this includes tossed salad, Italian bread, pasta, meatballs, soda/water as well as coffee and desert. portion of the proceeds to benefit our local veterans in need. for more info please contact at (732)614-5570 or find us at rollingthunder-nj2.org Knights of columbus #5622, 15 east lacey rd., Forked river, New Jersey


February 8, 2018

02/08/2018 - 50th Annual Four Chaplains Awards Banquet -75th Anniv of Sinking:  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
On Feb. 8th, we will honor LT Surgeon General Nadja West, US Army as our Gold Medallion recipient for the 50th Annual Awards Banquet. Also recognizing the 75th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Dorchester and the 70th Anniversary of the US Postal Stamp. Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill, 1 Dock St, Philadelphia, PA


May 3, 2018

05/03/2018 - USS San Marcos (LSD-25) - 2018 Ship Reunion:  5:00 pm
USS San Marcos (LSD-25) is pleased to announce its 2018 Reunion that all the arrangements regarding the Philadelphia Reunion May 3rd through May 6th 2018 are complete. Crew members, guests and anyone familiar with the Navy or the ship, or who served aboard USS San Marcos, their families and friends are welcome to attend. This is a great opportunity to visit and tour this great historical city. Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of our American democracy; 40 million tourists each year, visit this historical American city in which our founding fathers laid out the ideals for our great nation.   See: http://usssanmarcosreunion.wixsite.com/uss-san-marcos-assn   https://www.facebook.com/groups/134367252584/       Scoiety Hill Sheraton, One Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA


May 4, 2018

05/04/2018 - 05/06/2018 - USS San Marcos (LSD-25) 2018 Philadelphia, PA Reunion:  All Day
USS San Marcos (LSD-25) - Casa Grande Class Dock Landing Ship. Her keel was laid down on 1 September 1944 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. She was launched on 10 January 1945, and commissioned on 15 April 1945 with Commander L. E. Ellis in command.   1945 – 1947 San Marcos completed shakedown in early May took on a cargo of landing boats; and, on 19 May, sailed for the Panama Canal and Pearl Harbor. Arriving on 24 June, she transferred her cargo of 40 boats, loaded a similar cargo, and departed on 29 May. After taking on dredging equipment at Guam, she anchored in Buckner Bay, Okinawa, on 12 August — three days before the cessation of hostilities. On 15 August, she shifted to Naha, repaired tank landing craft (LCTs) through 20 August, and then proceeded to Saipan. There, she loaded mechanized landing craft (LCM-6s), vehicle and personnel landing craft, (LCVPs, "Higgins boats"), and large personnel landing craft (LCPLs), for use by occupation forces in the Tokyo Bay area; and, on 4 September, she arrived in Japan to offload her cargo and to commence operation and maintenance of a boat pool. In early December, she was reassigned to cargo operations; and, through the end of the year, she ferried boats from Aomori to Yokohama.     Sheraton Society Hill, 1 Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA


June 16, 2018

06/16/2018 - 06/17/2018 - 240th Battle of Monmouth:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Commenoration of the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Monmouth. Possible The British Brigade/The Continental Line event Monmouth Battlefield State Park, 16 State Route 33, Englishtown, NJ


October 20, 2018

10/20/2018 - Blue Water Navy - Brown Water Navy - Civil War Navy Symposium - 2018:  9:00 am
Blue Water Navy - Brown Water Navy - Civil War Navy Symposium – 2018 Symposium to be held on board the Battleship New Jersey (BB-62) in her berth at Camden (Delaware River), New Jersey Expert Civil War Naval Speakers Living Historians Civil War Maritime Music Door Prizes/Raffles Save the Date October 20, 2018 Presented by: Old Baldy Civil War Round Table of Philadelphia For information and updates: http://www.oldbaldycwrt.org Battleship New Jersey, Waterfront, Camden, New Jersey


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