Veterans

Fallen headstones and headstones ready to fall as the West Farms Soldier Cemetery has been neglected for years.--Photo by David Greene

Rendering Honors for Forgotten Soldiers in West Farms Square

Rendering Honors for Forgotten Soldiers in West Farms Square by David Greene Memorial day came and went and little honor or attention was paid to the 40 soldiers buried in the 200 year-old West Farms Soldier Cemetery, at East 180 […]

by · June 13, 2018 · History, Local News, News, Veterans
Members of the Washington Greys Military Cadets based out of the Kingsbridge Armory. spent the weekend flagging the graves of U.S. Military members.--Photo by David Greene

500 Vets Identified During Memorial Day ‘Flagging’ at Woodlawn Cemetery

500 Vets Identified During Memorial Day ‘Flagging’ at Woodlawn Cemetery by David Greene Some 250 volunteers spent the week before Memorial day on the painstakingly, daunting task of locating the more than 7,000 members of the U.S. Military who are […]

by · June 6, 2018 · News, Veterans
A Matter of Faith:A Memorial Before God

A Matter of Faith:A Memorial Before God

I was particularly moved to learn that Amtrak trains collectively sound their horns at exactly 3:00 pm every Memorial Day.

Veterans Resource Fair – May 2

Veterans Resource Fair – May 2

Bronx VA Hospital Memorial Service, April 22

Bronx VA Hospital Memorial Service, April 22

The James J. Peters VA Medical Center is having a memorial service on this Sunday, April 22 at 1:30 PM honoring and celebrating all veterans who passed away between October 2017 and April 2018. The James J. Peters VA Medical […]

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. greets the families of veterans and active military members, as part of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo Toy Giveaway for the children of Veterans and Active Military Members event.

BP DIAZ HOSTS TOY GIVEAWAY FOR VETERANS & ACTIVE MILITARY MEMBERS

BP DIAZ HOSTS TOY GIVEAWAY FOR VETERANS & ACTIVE MILITARY MEMBERS On Saturday, December 16, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. took part in the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo Toy Giveaway for the children of veterans and active […]

by · December 21, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Veterans
Please Join us on “Veterans’ Day” at Rudy Macina Peace Memorial Plaza – November 11

Please Join us on “Veterans’ Day” at Rudy Macina Peace Memorial Plaza – November 11

by · November 8, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Veterans
Bronx VA 2017 Summit on Mental Health Recovery: Engaging The Military Family – Sept. 12th

Bronx VA 2017 Summit on Mental Health Recovery: Engaging The Military Family – Sept. 12th

Tuesday September 12, 2017 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT RSVP HERE. Join us at the 2017 Bronx VA Summit focusing on Suicide Prevention, Family Services & Access You will hear about current VA partnerships that have expanded services for active […]

by · September 1, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Veterans
Bronx VA 2017 Summit on Mental Health Recovery: Engaging The Military Family, Sept. 12th, 9am

Bronx VA 2017 Summit on Mental Health Recovery: Engaging The Military Family, Sept. 12th, 9am

Join us at the 2017 Bronx VA Summit focusing on Suicide Prevention, new Family Services and Access. You will hear about current VA partnerships that have expanded services for active duty personnel, veterans and their families; and from clinicians, providers, veterans […]

by · August 24, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Veterans
Portrait of Soldier in Uniform

Military Monday’s Offers Legal Help for Veterans

Military Mondays is now helping veterans with child support downward modifications! This is in addition to our ongoing work on SSI/SSD applications and advice, and housing support. Veterans who are interested in attending should call LSNYC’s hotline at 917.661.4500, between 10am and […]

by · July 30, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Veterans
Op-Ed: Putting Our Memories into Action After Memorial Day

Op-Ed: Putting Our Memories into Action After Memorial Day

PUTTING OUR MEMORIES INTO ACTION AFTER MEMORIAL DAY By State Senator Kevin Parker The Serviceman’s Readjustment Act of 1944 – better known as the G. I. Bill, was intended to provide World War II veterans with funds for housing and […]

by · June 27, 2017 · Op Ed, Veterans
Groundbreaking Held for Fisher Houses at Bronx V.A. Hospital

Groundbreaking Held for Fisher Houses at Bronx V.A. Hospital

Groundbreaking Held for Fisher Houses at Bronx V.A. Hospital by David Greene Several hundred veterans and invited guests gathered under a tent to attend a groundbreaking for the new Fisher Houses that will be built on the grounds of the […]

by · June 16, 2017 · Housing, Veterans
Veterans Job Fair

Veterans Job Fair

The 3rd Annual #Veterans & Community Job Fair on June 9 at the Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx NY. 11am to 3pm 

More than 7,000 graves were "flagged" by volunteers at Woodlawn Cemetery. Photo by David Greene

Annual Flagging of Graves Held at Woodlawn Cemetery

by David Greene More than 350 volunteers spent the last two weekends at the Woodlawn Cemetery, placing American flags at the graves of members of the U.S. military in honor of Memorial Day. According to Lynn Radke and Bruce Campbell […]

Memorial Day: Remembering their Sacrifices

Memorial Day: Remembering their Sacrifices

by · May 29, 2017 · Uncategorized, Veterans