Veterans Affairs

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Department of Veterans Affairs

The people of Bucks County are grateful for the many sacrifices each veteran has willingly made in the service of our country and for the cause of freedom throughout the world.

As a symbol of their appreciation, the Bucks County Board of Commissioners extend the services and benefits of the Department of Veterans Affairs to those veterans and their dependents.

Effective October 30, 2018, Military Reservists and National Guard members also are eligible for a Bucks County Veteran Discount Card. Any member who applied in the past is encouraged to re-apply. 


The PACT Act

The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances. This law helps us provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve.  

The Act (1) expands and extends eligibility for VA health care for Veterans with toxic exposures and Veterans of the Vietnam era, Gulf War era, and Post-9/11 era, and (2) expands eligibility for benefits for Veterans exposed to toxic substances.

Click here to learn more about the PACT Act

American Rescue Plan Act Supporting Veterans at BCCC

With a $200,000 American Rescue Plan Act award from Bucks County, Bucks County Community College is helping veterans and individuals returning to society from incarceration pursue the education they need to thrive.   Read more about this exciting new program.....

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American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. is an organization of Mothers whose sons and daughters served and died while on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, or died as a result of such service, or were missing in action.

The Department of Defense makes distinctions in determining which of the Gold Star Pins are awarded based on the manner and place of death but we do not. All served and all undertook the associated risks.

American Gold Star Mothers Website

Blue Star Mothers of America

We are mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians who have children serving in the military, guard or reserves, or children who are veterans. We support each other and our children while promoting patriotism. Our organization focuses on our mission every single day and will never, ever, forsake our troops, our veterans or the families of our Fallen Heroes.

We have over 6,000 members from over 200 Chapters throughout the nation.

Blue Star Mothers of America Website

The Guardians of the National Cemetery

The Guardians of the National Cemetery is a locally-based volunteer organization. Our sole mission is to serve as official support committee for the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, so designated by the Veterans Administration. We exist exclusively for charitable and educational purposes in order to advocate for, preserve and support the Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Bucks County on behalf of the veterans of the Armed Services of the United States of America.

The Guardians of the National Cemetery Website

Click to view a short presentation and learn more about the Washington Crossing National Cemetery

Shamrock Reins

Shamrock Reins and its special horses foster positive life-changing experiences for Veterans, Active Duty & Reserve Service Members, First Responders, their Families, and the Families of Fallen Heroes by assisting with recovery and by offering comfort and kindness in a safe environment.

The vision of Shamrock Reins is to be a premier accredited therapeutic riding center with a comprehensive expansive range of equine services provided in a state of the art facility.  The horses of Shamrock Reins will contribute to life-changing experiences for all participants (Veterans, Active Duty & Reserve Service Members, First Responders, and their Families) through an environment of safety, both physical and emotional, that will enable recovery and promote improved feelings of well-being.  Shamrock Reins will develop innovative programs and participate in research to enhance and further develop equine assisted activities and therapies and to provide valuable documented results of the benefits of these activities.

Shamrock Reins Website 

Contact Shamrock Reins at 215-766-4988 or by E-mail.