Featured Image: (from left to right) Commander George Karelas, Staff Sergeant Nick Martino, George Vlahakis, Alex Carrillo, Susan Wandalowski and Lamont McClure.
Lamont McClure, Director of Human Services Susan Wandalowski and Director of Veteran Affairs Alex Carrillo, accepted the donation of a wall monument recognizing those who served in the global war on terrorism from Post 611 American Legion and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the State Guard Association of the United States on February 16th in the Rotunda at the Government Center in Easton, PA.
Post 611 American Legion made the donation in appreciation for the many years of service from the Northampton County Veterans Affairs Office in helping veterans and providing veteran services and support. Commander George Karelas and Manager George Vlahakis from American Legion Post 611 and Staff Sergeant Nick Martino from the Pennsylvania State Guard presented the wall monument at the ceremony. It is constructed of metal with a silhouette of a soldier between the outlines of Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan and framed in wood. The monument will hang in the Veteran Affairs Office at the Department of Human Services building.
“We are pleased and honored to accept this donation from Post 611 American Legion and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the State Guard Association of the United States,” says Lamont
McClure. “This week, the nation celebrates the National Salute to Veteran Patients, reminding us all to honor the brave men and women who have sacrificed to protect the freedoms we all enjoy.”
Information provided to TVL by:
Deputy Director of Administration
Northampton County Government Center
669 Washington Street
Easton, PA 18042