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State Rep. Eric Nelson to speak at Memorial Day event in Hempfield

State Rep. Eric Nelson, a former Marine Corps infantryman, will be the guest speaker at the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 33's Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Westmoreland County Memorial Park in Hempfield Township. Read more...

Memorial Day ceremony schedule released for Delmont, Export and Murrysville

Members of the White Valley AMVETS will host a series of Memorial Day ceremonies for the 73rd year in a row on May 28. Read more...

Community events slated for Norwin

The annual Memorial Day parade in Irwin will begin at 10 a.m. May 28. It will go through downtown and along Pennsylvania Avenue to the Irwin Union Cemetery. Read more...

GI Bill Rates Changing in August

Today the VA announced the Post-9/11 GI Bill rates for the 2018 - 2019 school year. These rates will be effective on August 1, 2018. The Montgomery GI Bill and Dependents' Education Assistance programs will see a rate change on October 1, 2018. Read more...

Memorial Day weekend discounts

Memorial Day Weekend discounts: 
https://www.military.com/military-appreciation-month/military-appreciation-month-discounts.html
McCormick and Schmick's: Offering a free lunch or dinner entree on Monday to active duty, reservists, retirees, veterans.http://mccormickandschmicks.com/featured-promotion/memorial-day.aspx
Blue Star Museums:
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Blue Star Museums offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Valid for military ID holder and up to 5 family members WHEN: Memorial Day through Labor Day
Where: select from the list of states for museums that are participating in the Blue Star Museums 2018 summer season: https://www.arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums#!PA; In Pittsburgh, museums participating include the Childrens Museum, Mattress Factory, Heinz History Center and The Frick
How: Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum. If you are a retiree or veteran, please reach out to the museum you plan to visit directly; many times, they offer reduced or special rates for our retiree or veteran population
National Parks
Free pass for current military--active and reserve. Info at: https://store.usgs.gov/faq#US-Military
Don't forget to contact the Information Tickets Tour (ITT) office at the 911th for many other reduced ticket opportunities for events, amusement parks (Kennywood, Disney Land/World, Pittsburgh Zoo, Sandcastle, etc). Location: 911th Fitness Center, 911th Airlift Wing, business 376, Phone Number: 412-474-8245.

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