Focus on the Delaware Valley, with Lora Lewis

Sundays 6:00am-7:00am

The Delaware Office of Veterans Services Download

00:29 Download November 11th, 2022

Joshua Matticks, Executive Director of the Delaware Office of Veterans Services discussed their programming, working with the state commission to support and advocate for Delaware Veterans.  We began with a discussion of vet retention, while there many active duty and guard assigned to the state, we are not keeping them after they leave the service denying us a great commodity.  He noted that Delaware has just passed legislation that will cut property taxes for disabled vets and will eventually exempt pensions from taxation, putting us on an equal footing with the surrounding states.  Vets are a highly desirable workforce, and the state is making serious efforts to make us a competitor for them.

He discussed the service his office provides, they can locate benefits and entitlements for vets and their families, including medical, housing and educational and they can help with finding the documentation vets need to apply. We discussed the Veterans Trust Fund, an emergency grant service that can help vets with anything from a bus pass to a car repair, a utility bill or a security deposit. This trust is funded by events such as the annual golf outing, 5K and their gala dinner.

We discussed honoring and remembering our veterans, through the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony to Wreath Across America Day.  This year on December 17th volunteers will place wreaths on the graves at the two Delaware National Cemeteries, in Bear and in Millsboro.  Donations sponsor the wreaths, just $15 per wreath, at WreathAcrossAmerica.org.  Josh noted that this is the time where we all can honor and remember our veterans and teach the next generations about their sacrifices.  The day is free and open to the public, he invites all to attend .

For more information about the Office for veteran Affairs go to VETS.Delaware.gov

Podcasts you may like

Do What You Love

I’m Jeff Kurkjian. I’ve hosted morning radio since I was in college at Syracuse University, a stop in beautiful Cleveland, Ohio to now, Las Vegas, Nevada. In radio, we are given the opportunity to talk to some incredible people however, we are held to a time crunch that always made it difficult to really get […]

Play Latest (January 25th)

40 episodes

Second Date Update On The :10s Podcasts

Second Date Update on the :10s: 6:10am, 7:10am and 8:10am with the GetUp Crew on HOT 96.9 You had a first date, it was great, you think a second one is going down but then you hear nothing! But things were going SO WELL….Guess NOT!

Play Latest (February 3rd)

783 episodes

War Of The Roses

Presented to you by Plato’s Closet! Enjoy listening to three friends bust some cheaters in the morning…we’ve got you covered. With the MRL Show’s War Of The Roses, we get down and personal with couples who think their significant other is up to something sneaky… Who will be in hot water today? Guess you’ll just […]

Play Latest (February 2nd)

267 episodes

PG: Parental Guidance (Needed)

Roxanne and special guests share parenting mishaps and milestones. With crazy schedules for parents and kids and the added distraction of tech everywhere you turn, they are less dishing out parental guidance and more seeking answers on how to parent in today’s world.

Play Latest (February 2nd)

162 episodes

Theme Parks and Rec Podcast

Theme park enthusiasts Rachel and Micaela talk all things fun on this podcast based out of Central Florida! With their connections and passion for rides, food, character experiences, and adventure, you will hear the latest theme park buzz and get tips and tricks on how to maximize your experiences. New episodes are available every Thursday!

Play Latest (January 19th)

168 episodes