Harrisburg – Senator Bob Mensch (R-Berks, Bucks, Montgomery) hosted his 4th Annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast on Saturday, November 7th at the Upper Perkiomen High School located on 2 Walt Road, Pennsburg, PA 18073. Approximately 450 veterans and their guests attended the event.
“Our Commonwealth is home to one of the largest veteran populations in the nation,” said Mensch. “I believe we have an obligation to all veterans to honor their service and contributions both in peace and war. This breakfast was a small token of our appreciation to our veterans.”
The event featured special guest speaker Captain Joanne Powell-Smith from the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Captain Powell-Smith currently serves as the Behavioral Health Officer for the 56th Brigade. In addition, US Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick, US Congressman Ryan Costello, State Representative Marcy Toepel, and State Representative Justin Simmons gave formal remarks to the veterans.
Veterans also enjoyed patriotic songs performed by the Upper Perkiomen High School Women’s Choir. Guests were also able to learn more about the Bucks County veteran ID program, the Critter Corral (a vocational rehabilitation therapy program, veteran’s benefits, veteran’s programs and more.
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