Veteran's Advisory Committee
Northampton Township Complex
55 Township Road
Richboro, PA 18954
Phone: (215) 357-6800
Fax: (215) 357-1251
Northampton Township Police
50 Township Road
Richboro, PA 18954
Non-Emergency: (215) 357-8700
Business Only: (215) 322-6111
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- Larry Weinstein, Supervisor Liasion
- Peter Palestina , Chairman
- Harry Neimann, Vice Chairman
- Colonel Paulette Schank, Recorder
- Thomas Yaegel, Member
Earlier in 2008, this committee was created, in part, to bring together
the planning for the dedication of the Robert H. Dembowski, Jr. Veterans
Memorial Park on Memorial Day. We continued with the changes to the Township’s
Flag Presentation Program and the Flag Raising Ceremony at Northampton Days.
We will to do what we can for our veterans and service-men and women.
We want your participation at our meetings and by email. Tell us what you
think the Township can do for our veterans and how our committee can be more
effective. Contact us through the Township at 215-357-6800 (extension 201).
The mission of the Northampton Township Veteran's Advisory Committee is
to advise and assist the township supervisors in those areas that affect the
community's veterans. The committee works to create awareness of the issues
faced by veterans; provides support to veterans and military families in the
community; and provides a forum for veterans to provide feedback on issues
that affect their lives.
Armed Forces Salute Video
View the Armed Forces Salute video.
Patriot Flag Ceremony
From April, 2003 to November 2008 the Northampton Township Board of Supervisors honor our Northampton Patriots who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and other areas
in harms way with a personal military flag program. Click on the following link to view the slideshow Northampton Patriots Honored
Northampton Township Deployed Service Member Flag Recognition Program
The Township Board of Supervisors has established a Northampton Patriots flag recognition program for all service members of a military
service who are or were residents of the Township when entering military service and have deployed, or are scheduled to deploy, to a combat
area as part of the Global War on Terror since September 11, 2011. A combat area is defined as any location determined by the Department of
Defense where the deployed service member is eligible for combat pay. For more information, please download the Flag Recognition Form .
Pennsylvania Military Family Relief Assistance Program
The Pennsylvania Military Family Relief Assistance Program (MFRAP)
provides emergency assistance to eligible service members and eligible
relatives of eligible service members. The Program is established to provide
emergency assistance grants to families of persons who are residents of Pennsylvania
and members of the armed forces.
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Fort Indiantown Gap
Annville, PA 17003-5002.
To expedite the application process, applications and supporting documents may be faxed
to the MFRAP office (FAX Number: 717-861-2680). Application forms are available online at Pennsylvania Department of
Military and Veterans Affairs or by mail.
DELAWARE VALLEY VETERANS RETURNING FROM GWOT ARE ELIGIBLE FOR NEW SCHOLARSHIPS
The Collegiate Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development received funding to establish a Scholarship Program
for Veterans from southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. The scholarships are for members
of the Guard and Reserves who have been deployed in support of Operation Iraq Freedom and Operation Enduring
Freedom; Veterans who have been awarded either the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Iraq Campaign
Medal, or the Afghanistan Campaign Medal; or those military personnel adversely affected by closure and realignments
at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base. The program is designed to provide great flexibility to meet
the candidate’s need to: begin or continue college education, upgrade skills in a trade or occupation, complete professional
continuing education requirements missed while deployed, and to undertake non-credit certificate programs. The Scholarships
must be used for tuition and fees at member institutions (Community College of Philadelphia, Delaware County Community
College, Bucks County Community College, Camden County College, Montgomery County Community College, Drexel University
The scholarships will be limited to no more than $1,500 for each recipient with payment made directly to the college.
For more information, please email Cathy Obey
or Paul Raetsch
or contact by telephone at 215-218-3886 or the schools for further information.
The USO’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of the U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their families worldwide and to create a cooperative relationship between
U.S. military communities and involved or supporting civilian communities.
The USO of Pennsylvania and South Jersey, (Liberty USO) is your local affiliate and is a privately funded, non-profit organization that has been serving the region’s
armed forces and their families since 1941. The Liberty USO served more than 150,000 military and their family members in PA and NJ in 2008. The Liberty USO is not funded by the
government, and its programs are supported solely through the efforts and generosity of private citizens, grants, and corporate giving. For more information or to help fund this program
please visit Liberty USO.
You can also pick up a donation envelope at the Township Administration Building, 55 Township Road, Richboro, PA 18954.