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Category Archives: Veteran Services

October 26, 2016


cell phones for soldiers

Being thousands of miles from home, soldiers fighting to protect our freedom have little opportunity to hear the familiar voice of a loved one. For members of the US armed forces, receiving a prepaid calling card for 2.5 hours of talk time is a much-welcomed gift. Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded in 2004 by […]

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May 12, 2016

Salute to Veterans


Most people associate veterans strictly with Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day, but we firmly believe that veterans should be celebrated and supported all year long.

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April 26, 2016

Under-Acknowledged Veterans of WWII | Part 2


Moving across the Atlantic and Pacific took more than just one or two ships at a time; supplying the troops on the front lines was a full-time operation that required convoys of both merchant and military ships.

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April 20, 2016

Under-Acknowledged Veterans of WWII | Part 1

veteran funeral services

Imagine being part of the war effort during World War II, manning a ship, sailing across the oceans with much-needed fuel on board. Above your tanker are Japanese fighters, even kamikaze planes, so the firing begins, but the gunner is killed and you have to take over.

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February 10, 2016

Valentines for Veterans

Veteran Funeral Services

Love is in the air and it is time for the Charles F. Snyder annual Valentines for Veterans project! Students from many local schools participate in this project by sending us handmade valentines to provide to local veterans.

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September 22, 2014

Personal family connections to the armed services

Charles Snyder Sr. at U.S. Navy basic training

I was doing some writing in my Dad’s office at the funeral home the other day, when I started to look around at all the family photos he has hanging on the walls. I noticed my grandfather, Charles F. Snyder, Sr.’s U.S. Navy basic training class photo. I began to think about the tremendous courage and discipline it takes to be a part of the armed forces today, and in years past.

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Offering Lancaster, PA funeral services for over 60 years.

Our four funeral homes in Lancaster County makes it easy and convenient to make arrangements and host services close to home.

  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Downtown Lancaster
  • 414 East King St.
  • 717-393-9661
  • Charles F. (Chip) Snyder, Jr. Funeral Director / Supervisor
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  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Lititz Pike
  • 3110 Lititz Pike
  • 717-560-5100
  • Charles F. (Chad) Snyder, III Funeral Director / Supervisor
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  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Millersville
  • 441 North George St.
  • 717-872-5041
  • Mark D. Burkholder Funeral Director / Supervisor
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  • Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home Lititz, PA
  • 127 South Broad St.
  • 717-626-2317
  • Jacqueline Adamson Funeral Director / Supervisor
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