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Guest Opinion: Thank veterans and tell them you support them

By Judi Reiss


My family has a long history of serving our country. My father was an Army master sergeant and made 43 North Atlantic crossings during World War II. His three brothers served as well. My grandfather was a “doughboy” and earned a Purple Heart running from trench to trench delivering messages in World War I, while his brother rode with the cavalry.

I remember them always, but on Veterans Day, I remember how much they gave to our country and others around the world. In Bucks and Montgomery counties, there are approximately 50,000 veterans, and we should all find a way to honor them this Veterans Day.

Judi Reiss joins UAW striking workers during "Solidarity Potluck"

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Congressional candidate and present Bucks County Prothonotary Judi Reiss joined striking United Auto Workers (UAW) members Sunday evening during a "Solidarity Potluck."

The potluck was held at the picket line on Cabot Boulevard, Middletown Township. Attendees were ashed to bring food to share with strikers and their families.

"It is one thing to say you stand with these workers," said Reiss, "but it's just as important to sit down with them and their families, talk with...


Judi Reiss lost her son in the 9/11 attacks. The Bucks County mom is now a model for us all. | Maria Panaritis

Updated: September 11, 2019 - 1:58 PM

In the sunny sparkle of a quiet Bucks County memorial garden, there had just been talk of darkness. Of the fear that the memories of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed 18 beloved community members 18 years ago were fading into the history books like Pearl Harbor, the Kennedy assassination, and other great national tragedies. But Judi Reiss sat through it all as a portrait of equanimity.


Then a firefighter rang a bell. And grief poured out as it does. Still.



Guest Opinion: Calling for unity and kindness on September 11

By Judi Reiss

Posted Sep 11, 2019 at 4:52 AM

It has been 18 years since our country’s heart shattered. Until that morning, we had never imagined that our country could be the target of such a massive attack, at least not since Pearl Harbor. We went to school, work, airports, sporting events and concerts without worry or fear.


All of that comfort left us in the morning hours of Sept. 11, 2001.

Suddenly, we as a nation faced a tragedy unprecedented in our history.

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