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PHOTOS: Bucks County Veterans Receive Rousing Welcome


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The buzz of the Philadelphia Police Department’s low-flying helicopter was the first sign something big was happening. Then, the whine of sirens and the roar of Warrior Watch motorcycles drowned out the cheering crowds dressed in red, white, and blue.

Shortly past 6 p.m. Monday, a convoy of buses carrying Bucks County military veterans, many in their 80s and 90s, and their guardians pulled up to Parx East in Bensalem to a rousing celebration. The veterans were returning from the Bucks County Tour of Honor, which started early Monday morning and transported the veterans to Arlington National Cemetery, the U.S. Air Force Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and the World War II Memorial.

Following their return to Bucks County, the veterans were treated to live entertainment, the Neshaminy High School marching band, Bensalem High School cheerleaders, and a dinner celebration inside the casino.

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001