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Friday, September 15, 2017 at 09:00 AMJames J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY
The Bronx VA offers an Employment Expo on September 15, 9am-3pm.
Friday, September 15, 2017 at 12:30 PMBergen County Administration Bldg in Hackensack, NJ
Attend the POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony on September 15, 12:30pm, hosted by Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco, III, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders, with Department of Human Services Division of Veterans Services. Call or email to RSVP. This year they will honor a hometown veteran from Bogota whose remains were recovered after 48 years of Missing In Action. The family of the late Lt. William Ryan will be honored at the event.
Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM through September 17, 2017Governors Island National Monument in New York, NY
A platoon of living history reenactors will bring World War I Doughboys to Governors Island National Monument on Sept. 16-17, for a free exhibition. See demonstrations and hear stories as reenactors portray famous New York regiments at World War I History Weekend. Both men and women will be in full uniform and provide displays and talks about the role America played in World War I. It is free, open to the public, and suitable for all ages. The events run 10am-5pm. The displays will be on the Parade Ground and talks will be in and outside Castle Williams.
Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 12:00 PMVFW Memorial Post 5195 in Brooklyn, NY
Red Hook Memorial Post 5195 hosts Old Timers Day, the annual reunion bash, on September 16, 12 – 6pm. Enjoy all you can eat food, free tap beer, raffles, and music. Admission is $25.
Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 01:45 PMUSS Maine Monument in New York, NY
The VEThack Foundation will hold their annual 2017 Ruck March to end veteran suicide on September 16, 1:45pm. The march will begin at the USS Maine Monument across from the Columbus Circle Shoppes and conclude at the NYPD 20th Precinct HQ on 82nd St. There will be a 30 minute welcome party/PT session before step off with GORUCK. Register here.
Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 03:30 PMNew Jersey
Rutgers has donated tickets for current and veteran members of the military. To date, they have received more than two and a half times the number of donated tickets than last year. RSVP for your ticket to their Military Appreciation Game on September 16, 3:30pm.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 07:30 AMNorthport VA in Northport, NY
The Northport VA holds their 2017 Mental Health Summit on September 20, 7:30am – 12pm. The purpose of the summit is to enhance the mental health and well-being of veterans and their family members through increased collaboration between the VA and the community. This year’s summit will highlight Suicide Prevention and Military Sexual Trauma.
After the summit, attendees are invited to tour the grounds. There is no cost to attend the event.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 11:00 AMJames J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY
NY Legal Assistance Group offers an informational presentation called LGBTQ Veterans' Rights on September 20, 11am. Name changes, benefits issues, discharge upgrades, and discrimination cases will be covered by legal experts.
Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 09:00 AMNorthport
Honor Flight Long Island is a group that takes WWII veterans to the WWII Memorial in Washington, DC, for free, so that they can experience the memorial that was built to honor them all.
The next honor flight is September 23 and HFLI is now accepting applications from WWII and Korean War veterans to attend.
For more information, visit www.honorflightlongisland.org or call 631-702-2423. HFLI has been in operation since 2007 and has flown over 1350 Long Island WWII Veterans to DC.
Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 01:30 PMEast Islip Marina in East Islip, NY
Cpl. Keith A. Miller, USMC, died by suicide on 9/1/15. He was stationed in Yuma, AZ and dreamed of riding his Fatboy Harley Davidson motorcycle cross country. JR Matzner and the Miller Family, along with Rolling Thunder Inc., NY Chapter 6, have collaborated to customize a HD to go on a 22 plus 1 day journey from Yuma, AZ to Long Island, NY to honor all Veterans and Active Duty service members. JR Matzner will visit military organizations along the way and will stop at East Islip Marina on September 23, 1:30pm for the Veteran Expo Event.
Follow updates as he travels here.