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Langhorne airman home for the holiday

It looked like the Fourth of July had come early on East Marshall Avenue in Langhorne Monday evening, as a parade of flag-decorated firetrucks, a rescue vehicle, police cars and motorcycles passed down the normally quiet street.

No, it wasn’t Independence Day, but it was a really good prelude.

Zach Sayre came home safe and sound from an extended tour of duty in the Middle East. For this, his grateful family, friends and neighbors came out to honor him.

HONORING THE SACRIFICE: Yardley marks solemn Memorial Day with 21 gun salutes, Taps

YARDLEY >> A 21 gun salute echoed across the peaceful gravesites at the historic Slate Hill Cemetery early Monday morning as local veterans gathered to honor the nation’s war dead.

While big events, like the town's beloved Memorial Day Parade, had to be cancelled this year due to the pandemic, veterans from VFW Post 6393 and American Legion Post 317 moved forward with its early morning salute to the fallen.

Bill from Fitzpatrick, Reschenthaler to Forgive Student Loans for Disabled Veterans Passes House

The U.S. House of Representatives on March 10 approved a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) to discharge federal student loan debts for disabled U.S. military veterans.

“Our veterans put their lives on the line for our country and they deserve all the help we can provide them,” Rep. Fitzpatrick said. “It was great to see this bipartisan bill pass the House, and I look forward to the Senate doing the same.”

Bill Canceling Disabled Vets’ Student Loans Passes House

Permanently disabled veterans would automatically have their student loan debts canceled under a bill that passed the House on Tuesday.

The Federally Requiring Earned Education-Debt Discharges for Veterans Act (FREED Vets Act) is bipartisan legislation co-introduced by U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1, of Middletown, and Conor Lamb, of western Pennsylvania, in June.

Lamb Bill Canceling Disabled Vets’ Student Loans Passes House

Permanently disabled veterans would automatically have their student loan debts canceled under a bill co-introduced by U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb that passed the House on Tuesday.

The Federally Requiring Earned Education-Debt Discharges for Veterans Act (FREED Vets Act) is bipartisan legislation introduced in June. Lamb, D-17, Mount Lebanon, was joined on the bill by Reps. Guy Reschenthaler, R-14, Peters Township; Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1, Bucks County; Joe Courteney, D-Conn.; and Andy Levin, D-Mich.

North Coast Rep. Huffman, Others Introduce Resolution Honoring 'Rosie the Riveters'

In observance of National Women’s History Month, Rep. Jared Huffman who represents the North Coast was among California senators who introduced a resolution to honor the millions of women who supported the war effort on the home front during World War II.

Reps. Huffman, Brian Fitzpatrick, Jackie Speier, and Mark DeSaulnier introduced a bipartisan resolution to recognize March 21, 2020, as "National Rosie the Riveter Day."

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