The Susquehanna County Veterans affairs office proudly serves the Veterans of our County and their families.
Anyone with questions about the vast array of benefits available is encouraged to contact the County VA office, and we will be happy to answer your questions and provide assistance. The office is located in the County Courthouse at 31 Lake Ave. Montrose, Pa. and the office hours are Monday thru Friday from 8:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. except for scheduled holidays or required Certified Veterans Services Officer (VSO) training.
Individuals may also find complete information on veteran's federal benefits by visiting the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs web site at www.va.gov and state benefits at www.dmva.pa.gov/veterans/pages
Veterans in crisis or contemplating suicide may call the Veterans Crisis Line at 988 option 1 or text at 838255 for help
Finally to all our veterans, “thank you for your service” we look forward to serving you.
The Susquehanna County Veterans Affairs office writes an article once each month that is published in the “Weekender”. These articles called “Veterans Corner” provide information related to veteran’s issues and benefits. The articles are published once per month and can be found in one of the editions of the weekender which is distributed each Friday of the month. The weekender has a wide distribution in Susquehanna County. For your convenience we also make the articles available here on the County website.
Anyone with any questions about the benefits available to Veterans and their family members can call the Susquehanna County Veterans Affairs Office at (570) 278-5955.
Veterans Day 2023
Submitted By: Jeffery Mead
Susquehanna County Director of Veterans Affairs/Veterans Service Officer
Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans of the United States Armed Forces (who were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable). It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. At the urging of major U.S. veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954. Veterans Day is distinct from Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military Veterans both living and remembered (Wikipedia).
Upcoming Veteran Events:
Veterans Day, Saturday November 11th ,2023, Veterans1st will be distributing Free Turkeys to local veterans (who reside in Susquehanna County) from 8 AM to 11 AM at the Montrose VFW Parking lot.
Additionally on Veterans Day, Saturday November 11th, 2023, at Montrose VFW the VFW Auxiliary will be sponsoring and serving a Free Lunch to honor all Veterans, spouses, and companions from Noon to 2:00pm in VFW Banquet Hall (Take out Available): RSVP by 11-6-23 at 570-278-1478 for takeout and banquet hall luncheon.
*For those veterans wishing to attend the luncheon at noon and not wanting to make a separate trip to pick up free turkey, you can RSVP for both the lunch and have the turkey set aside for when you call 570-278-1478 to RSVP by 11-6-23 for the Montrose Auxiliary Luncheon.
Susquehanna County and Veterans Affairs Office support the National Association of Counties’ and the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers’ Operation Green Light for Veterans showing support for veterans by shining a green light from now until to November 12.
November 6th and every, first Monday of Month at 5:30 PM- Gulf War/Global War on Terror Veterans’ Support Group at Lenox VFW.
November 6th & November 20th, and every 1st, and 3rd Monday at 10:30 AM-Vietnam Support Group at Lenox VFW.
In addition to lighting county buildings, residents and businesses are encouraged to participate by simply changing one light bulb in their house or porch to a green bulb. By shining a green light, county governments and our residents will let veterans know that they are seen, appreciated, and supported.
As always Susquehanna Veterans Affairs office is here to assist Veterans in accessing Veterans Administration and State benefits. We humbly thank all Veterans for their service to this great Country.
Department of Veterans Affairs
31 Lake Avenue (PO Box 218)
Montrose, PA 18801
Telephone: (570) 278-5955
Fax: (570) 278-5977
Jeffery Mead, Director / VSO