Veterans Day is an official United States federal holiday that is observed annually on November 11th, honoring people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who gave their lives while in service.
Join us in honoring all who served on this day.
We are just over one month away from our First Annual 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk on November 14th.
If you or someone you know was thinking about participating, now’s the time to register. Form a team and participate in the name of a family member. We would love to see you all out there in support of our event. Please help to spread the word.
Purpose: To help raise funds for the benefit of Operation Comfort Warriors as well as other Veterans Charities.
Location: A fun local 5k race or a 1 mile fun run/walk through the beautiful neighborhood of Langhorne Borough
Awards: Top overall male/female race finishers and overall age group winners
Entry: 5k run – $30 early registration, and $35 after Labor Day, $25 all military with ID (one entry). 1 mile run/walk – $20 early registration, $25 after Labor Day, $10 children 12 and under
Amenities: Each registrant receives a commemorative T-shirt and refreshments. A water station will be provided on the course.
Jesse W. Soby American Legion Auxiliary Unit #148, Langhorne Little Miss Poppies 2015 are Dylana Marie Shearer of Langhorne and Olivia Ranay Wideman of Bristol.
Dylana is 9 years old and a 3rd grader at Herbert Hoover Elementary School. She is the daughter of Mark and Jennifer Shearer of Langhorne.
Olivia is 6 years old and a 1st grader at Snyder Girotti Elementary School. She is the daughter of Karen Remer of Bristol and Darnell Wideman of Philadelphia.
Miss Poppies 2015 are Kalissa Jada Ruffin of Bristol and Avary Mae Shearer of Langhorne.
Kalissa is a 13 year old and a 7th grader at Snyder Girotti Middle School. She is the daughter of Karen Remer of Bristol and Braheem Ruffin of Philadelphia.
Avary is 12 years old and a 6th grader at Maple Point Middle School. She is the daughter of Mark and Jennifer
Shearer of Langhorne.
Olivia and Kalissa are eligible for membership in the Auxiliary under the service of their Great Grand Father Maurice Patrick Foley. The late Maurice Foley served in the US Army during the WWII era. Avary and Dylana are eligible for membership in the Auxiliary under the service of their Great Grand Father Ralph Edward Shearer II. The late Ralph Shearer served in the US Army during the WWII era.
Jesse W. Soby American Legion Auxiliary Unit #148, Langhorne Little Miss Poppies 2014 are Mackenzie Lynn McAndrew of Penndel and Abigail Dillon Terry of Ivyland.
Mackenzie is 9 years old and a 3rd grader at Herbert Hoover elementary school. She is the daughter of Jim and Jenn McAndrew of Penndel. Mackenzie is eligible for membership in the Auxiliary under the service of her grandfather, US Army Vietnam veteran and Legionnaire James McAndrew of Hulmeville.
Abigail is 9 years old and a 3rd grader at Maureen M.Welsh elementary school. She is the daughter of Robert and Denise Terry of Ivyland. Abigail is eligible for membership in the Auxiliary under the service of her grandfather, USMC Vietnam Veteran and Legionnaire Harry Hill of Penndel.
Miss Poppies 2014 are Alexandra Lee Davidson of Philadelphia and Kayla Elizabeth Davidson of Langhorne.
Alexandra is 14 years old and a 7th grader at LaBrum middle school. She is the daughter of Michael Davidson and Jennifer Russo.
Kayla is 12 years old and a 7th grader at Carl Sandburg middle school. She is the daughter of Jeffrey Davidson and Lynn Davidson (Martindell). These cousins are eligible for membership in the Auxiliary under the service of their grandfather, US Army Vietnam Veteran and Legionnaire Walter Davidson of Langhorne.
June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a foothold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high – more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded – but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe that would eventually remove Germany’s stranglehold on Europe.