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Annual Wreath-Laying Ceremony Returns to Chelsea

Annual Wreath-Laying Ceremony Returns to Chelsea

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | A decades-old tradition honoring local veterans, long ago consigned to history, is coming back. On Veterans Day, the 10th Precinct Community Council will pay tribute to all Chelsea residents who have served their nation as members of the United States Armed Forces, while acknowledging the centenary observance of the start of […]

Talk & Reception with WWII Veteran Rick Carrier

Talk & Reception with WWII Veteran Rick Carrier

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Hearing a first-person account of World War II’s decisive battle would be reason enough to attend this talk by U.S. Army Combat Engineer Rick Carrier — but like so many of the Greatest Generation, participation in D-Day wasn’t the only mark he left on history. After being among the first group […]

The Origin of Veterans Day

The origins of Veterans Day can be traced to the ending of World War I nearly a century ago. Known at the time as “The Great War,” World War I officially ended on June 28, 1919 with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in France. But the fighting had actually ended seven months earlier […]

Veterans Week Activities

Veterans Week Activities

November 7, 2014 PATRIOTS TOUR Tour of war monuments and memorials throughout the five boroughs conducted by seasoned historian and Vietnam veteran Cal Snyder, author of “Out of Fire & Valor.” Family-oriented history lessons at each site in NYC, including Ft. Hamilton, Brooklyn. (212) 693–1476. VETERANS IN SCHOOLS Engage students with on-site visits and assemblies […]

How To Show Your Appreciation

How To Show Your Appreciation

Civilians who join the military find their lives change forever upon entering the service. The armed forces shape a person, teaching discipline, humility, bravery, and many other life lessons. Joining the military often means making substantial personal sacrifices, as servicemen and women are typically called away from their families and the comforts of home. Many […]

Lincoln Said It Best: Honor Our Vets

Lincoln Said It Best: Honor Our Vets

BY KENNETH KOWALD   |   Shortly after the invasion of Afghanistan in October of 2001, there was a surge of patriotism. More American flags were flown. Paper strips with the message “Support Our Troops” appeared on many cars. Than came the Spring of 2003 and our invasion of Iraq in mid-March of that year. […]

America’s Parade Welcomes Kelly

America’s Parade Welcomes Kelly

Former New York Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, has been named Grand Marshal of the 2014 America’s Parade, the New York City Veterans Day Parade, United War Veterans Council President Vincent McGowan announced. Kelly, the longest serving police commissioner in New York City history, was a […]