Local veterans gather to celebrate National Vietnam War Veterans Day


The annual York County Veterans Day breakfast will feature a nationally recognized author and military veteran.

Lt. Col. Kate Germano made headlines in 2015 when she was fired from her post in the Marine Corps as commanding officer of the all-female 4th Recruit Training Battalion in Parris Island, South Carolina.

In her new book, "Fight Like a Girl," Germano details the experience and argues that women in the Marine Corps need to be held to higher standards, which she tried to implement as a commanding officer.

She now speaks out about gender discrimination in the military, and her work has been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, San Diego Union Tribune, Time magazine and others.

More: York Co. Veterans Day ceremony brings lighthearted optimism

More: VIDEO: Local vets celebrate National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Germano will be the keynote speaker at the breakfast, which will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Mid Atlantic Industrial Memorial Hall West at the York Expo Center.

Also at the breakfast, the 27th annual George H. Eyler award for distinguished service will be presented to a York County veteran.

There is no charge for admission, but nonveterans who attend are invited to make a donation to support the event.

Reservations are encouraged but not required. For more information or to RSVP, call 717-771-9218 or email


Read or Share this story: