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Early Start for VETS Day 2022

Posted: Thursday, November 3, 2022

Veteran’s Day Ceremony Rescheduled To Sunday at noon due to inclement weather forecast.

Early Start for Vets Day & PTSD Program

A special presentation by a VA health care expert on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) will highlight the regular Veterans Day ceremony, a half-hour early, at noon on Friday, Nov. 11 2022, at the Memorial at Front and Spruce streets at Penn’s Landing.

Delivering the special presentation will be Doris Vallone, who holds a doctorate, and serves as a clinical nurse specialist with the VA PTSD clinical team.  She also formerly was a tenured professor at Widener University. Ms. Vallone and other VA representatives will be available to answer questions after the program.

“There are still misconceptions about PTSD and we hope the presentation will provide clarity, as well as offering information, to all veterans whether they suffer from PTSD or not,” noted Terry Williamson, president of the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

“This represents the first of presentations that will be offered on Veterans Day going forward,” Williamson said. “We’ll always have a ceremony, but we believe we can do more by capitalizing on our reputation as an important gathering place for veterans.”

In addition to the main presentation, Dennis Best, PVVM vice president, plans to discuss the history of the Memorial in recognition of the fact that the Memorial is celebrating its 35th anniversary.

The event is starting early because the ceremony at the Korean War Memorial, which starts at 11 a.m., will be ending earlier.  Years ago, the ceremony did start at noon so PVVM will be returning to its old start time.