Press Release, Veterans HARRISBURG, PA – Tomorrow is Veterans Day and Governor Tom Wolf wants every one of the approximately 820,000 veterans across the commonwealth to know that they are truly appreciated for keeping America safe and free.“Veterans from all eras are a big part of our history – heroes who have sacrificed greatly to preserve our freedom and secure our future,” Governor Wolf said. “Though Veterans Day is a special holiday reminding us to personally show our gratitude to veterans for their service, we should take every opportunity to honor and support these great Americans every day.“I am especially proud of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) for how it relentlessly works to connect with and serve veterans across the commonwealth.”Led by Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general, the DMVA offers numerous programs and services and operates six veterans homes to help improve the lives of veterans and their families. Pennsylvania is home to the fourth largest veteran population in the nation.“I have the distinct privilege of traveling throughout the commonwealth to meet with veterans and their family members at our state veterans homes and at a wide variety of community events,” said Carrelli. “I have found that each veteran has a unique story to tell and the common thread is their spirit of patriotism. I can think of no more rewarding position to be in than to serve those who have served our country and to be able to personally thank them for their service.”Carrelli reminds all veterans, family members and advocates to sign up for the Veterans Registry at www.register.dmva.pa.gov that launched last year to connect qualified veterans to a wide range of federal, state and county benefits. This includes disability compensation, pensions, VA health care benefits, burial benefits, education benefits, vocational rehabilitation, active service bonuses, state nursing home care, and much more.Wolf and Carrelli teamed up to record a special Veterans Day video message that can be viewed online.Wolf also issued a Veterans Day proclamation that can be viewed online.To learn more about the DMVA as well as the programs and services offered to Pennsylvania veterans, go to www.dmva.pa.gov. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Thanks Pennsylvania’s 820,000 Veterans for Keeping America Safe, Free November 10, 2017
Press Association The highly-rated 19-year-old scored 18 times in 33 matches for the Catalan’s B side last season and made a handful of substitute appearances for the senior side, resulting in him earning a long-term contract this summer. Martinez has moved quickly to secure the teenager’s services, making his fourth signing in three days after bring former Wigan players Arouna Kone and Antolin Alcaraz and Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Joel Robles, who was also at the DW Stadium last season, to Goodison Park. “Gerard is a real diamond of Spanish football and a boy with incredible footballing talent and I am delighted that he has chosen to take the next step of his career with Everton,” Martinez told evertonfc.com. Deulofeu is a graduate of Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy and has played for Spain’s Under-17s, Under-19s, Under-20s and Under-21s. He will join up with the Blues squad later this summer as he is currently on a break after involvement in the recent Under-20s World Cup in Turkey. Most of the squad are now in Austria preparing for a friendly against Austria Vienna on Saturday. Captain Phil Jagielka has welcomed the new arrivals, particularly the experience of Kone and Alcaraz. “It is nice to have those type of players on our team this time,” the England centre-back told evertontv. “Obviously they are two players that the manager knows very well, two players who were big stars at Wigan. I know Kone played most of their games and scored most of their goals and was a really big handful. “Alcaraz unfortunately had a few injuries last season and didn’t play as much football as he would have liked but, the same again, he was a very important player for Wigan. They are two fantastic signatures to get and hopefully they can come into what is now a good squad and make it a little bit stronger.” New Everton manager Roberto Martinez’s reshaping of his squad continues apace after he signed rising Barcelona star Gerard Deulofeu on a season-long loan.