Veteran’s Day is a Day to Say Thank You

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Harry Jamison is a true Hometown Hero. This Veteran’s Day, let’s show our support for those who lay down their lives to protect our freedom. 

Veteran’s Day, November 11th, is a day to say thank you…and each day after!


Last year, on November 11, 2011, with the help of Mayor Carolyn Committa, we honored a true Hometown Hero, Harry Jamison. Harry Jamison is a lifelong West Chester resident, 93-years-old, a World War II POW and three-time cancer survivor. Harry owned and operated an ole’ fashion ice cream shop, Jamison’s Dairy Bar, for 40 years located near Sharpless and South Bradford. If you would like to hear Harry’s POW story, click on Harry’s picture above to watch a short video that will make you appreciate all the freedoms you have today. 

On the evening of Veteran’s Day, I picked up Harry at his house to take him to a special celebration sponsored by Barnaby’s of West Chester to honor Harry and give the community a chance to say thank you. West Chester came out in droves to see Harry and Barnaby’s threw quite a party to honor this amazing veteran. 

When it was time to leave, I drove Harry home and asked him if he enjoyed the evening. Harry said, “Finally, someone said thank you.” Through my tears, I shook Harry’s hand and thanked him once more. 

This Veteran’s Day, make sure you support our military and veterans by taking a little time out of your day to attend the  Veteran’s Day Parade or maybe even particiapte in Mas Mexicali Cantina’s 5K Run/Walk to support the Philadelphia Veteran’s Comfort House. Whatever you do on November 11th, make sure you thank a veteran…and any day after when you see one of our brave soldiers who give up so much to protect our freedom. 


Meghan Kelly

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