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Category Archives: Veteran Services

November 9, 2023

Talking with a Veteran

Talking with a veteran of the more recent wars or conflicts such as Vietnam, Afghanistan, or Iraq can be intimidating. You may have a parent or spouse who served in Vietnam who has never shared anything about their experience with you. The Vietnam War was different from wars in the past in that the value of the war itself was questioned and many of those who served came home to a hostile public. It was not a hero’s welcome. Their story may have been bottled up all these years and time is running out for families to learn about their loved one’s experience.

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November 10, 2022

The History of Veterans Day

Veterans Day, a national and state holiday, serves as a day for Americans to come together to show their deep respect and appreciation for the military veterans of our country. It is the one day a year when we pause, reflect and show our gratitude to all those who are serving or have ever served in our military. So how did it come to be?

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September 17, 2021

Saying Thank-You to a Veteran

There are a million ways to say thank you. Great or small they all have value.

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January 22, 2021

Honoring Military Service

Honoring Military Service

Taps. There is nothing like the sound of those patriotic notes. It grabs your heart, it makes you cry. It honors the service and risk a man or woman took for our safety and the safety of our country.

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October 30, 2020

How to Thank a Veteran

How to Thank a Veteran

Three hundred and sixty five days a year, twenty-four hours a day, rain or shine, hot or cold, from the year 1776 to present day, they’re serving our country.

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October 26, 2016


cell phones for soldiers

Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded in 2004 by siblings Robbie and Brittany Barqquist, then ages 12 and 13, respectively. In its first 12 years, they have provided 220 million minutes of talk time to troops serving around the world to call home.

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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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Offering Lancaster, PA funeral services for over 75 years.

Our six 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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  • Bachman-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory Strasburg, PA
  • 7 South Decatur Street
  • 717-687-7644
  • Norman T. Mable Funeral Director / Supervisor
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  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Willow Street, PA
  • 2421 Willow Street Pike
  • 717-464-4600
  • Kelly Gramola Townsend Funeral Director / Supervisor
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