Military Families


  • The FIrst National Thanksgiving

    The "first national" Thanksgiving was declared in York, Pennsylvania in 1777. During the American War for Independence, Philadelphia was captured by the British- forcing the Continental Congress to move to York. The new location is where Congress learned of the victory at the Battle of Saratoga&nd... … 

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  • Military Family Appreciation Month - Resources for Military Families

    When I meet with Pennsylvanian servicemembers, veterans, and their families, I am always humbled by their remarkable patriotism, resilience, and sense of duty. Military families understand what it means to answer the call of duty, rising above and beyond, to serve our nation.  Strong families clearly for... … 

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  • Military Family Appreciation Month

    This November, we are celebrating Military Family Appreciation Month, a time when we will recognize and honor those brave men and women who support our servicemembers. Pennsylvania has a long and storied association across every branch of the U.S. military, and is home to the nation's third-largest Army Natio... … 

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  • Supporting Our Military Families

    On Thursday, I had the opportunity to visit the U.S Army Reserve's 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command Headquarters in Coraopolis.  While I was there, I met with military families and representatives from the surrounding local military units. We discussed the challenges that the spouses, childr... … 

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