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Meet us at the Brooklyn War Memorial at 5:30 PM on Sunday, August 25th for a solemn remembrance of those lost in combat and on prison ships following the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn. Our Battle of Brooklyn Ruck March marchers will be completing their 17.76-mile journey through historic sites in Brooklyn with this ceremony and wreath presentation, and we will honor all those who have lost their lives in defense of our nation since 1776. Speakers will include government officials and veteran leaders. Free and open to the public.
Hosted by NYC Veterans Alliance
Join us at 6 PM at Park Plaza's Sports Bar to lift a glass to the fallen and celebrate the freedoms we enjoy today--AND celebrate the completion of our 17.76-mile Battle of Brooklyn Ruck March commemorating the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn! We'll have food & drink and great people you'll want to meet!
Everyone (age 18 or older) is welcome. Admission included in ruck march registration, and non-marchers are more than welcome to join us for $15 here: http://bit.ly/2019battleofbk or $20 at the door!
Hosted by NYC Veterans Alliance
Join the East Bronx History Forum and American Legion Post 1065 for a co-naming of Newbold Avenue between Castle Hill and Havemeyer for WWII Army pilot, 2nd Lt. John N. Sekul. This Newbold Avenue resident was shot down and crash-landed behind enemy lines; he was captured, became a POW, and then executed.
The procession begins at 11:30am, and the ceremony begins at 12pm, where the location will be named 2nd Lt. John N. Sekul Place.
Attend the Veteran’s Advocacy Resource Nexus Roundtable, August 27, 9am-12pm. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss how we can better leverage our knowledge and resources to better assist the veteran community in Queens. In addition, we discuss trends and issues in the veteran community and how to best address them or leverage existing resources within our spheres of influence to do so.
Join Blue Star Families as Erica McMannes, founder of Instant Teams (www.instantteams.com) discusses The EVE Method for interviewing on August 27, 1pm (EST).
After being involved with many interviews virtually, she created a method to help military spouses increase their delivery and confidence during interviews.
Dive in to EVE Method: Eye Contact - Voice Control - Every Word Counts
Erica has years of experience building teams with military spouses and knows all the failures, pitfalls, and blockers seen over and over again.
Attend the 22 PTSD Awareness Challenge on August 30, where non-profits paddle 22 miles from Connecticut to Long Island via kayak to raise awareness for veterans with PTSD and the 22 veterans who kill themselves every day.
Non-profits are welcome to paddle in one of 22 kayaks. The kayak trip meets at 9am in Bridgeport, CT, and ends at 4pm in Port Jefferson, NY.
After the event, there will be a reception, 4-7pm, at the Village Centennial Center, with information tables from numerous Veterans non-profit organizations, as well as refreshments.
The event is designed to bring veterans together to increase PTSD and suicide rate awareness.
Contact Alex Rohman to secure a kayak for your non-profit and to book an info table.
Attend the 40th Annual Richmond County Fair on September 2, 2pm, as Historic Richmond Town pays tribute to our American Heroes. This invite is extended to all Veterans and active service members who have sacrificed to protect America and the lives and privileges of all its people. Rolling Thunder® Chapter 2 NY partners with Historic Richmond Town to make this celebration a borough-wide recognized event.
The Marine Corps League, Sgt. Angel Mendez Detachment, holds the Annual Father Vincent Capodanno Memorial Ceremony on September 4, 10am. Organizations wishing to place a wreath may contact the detachment at 718-447-2306.
The Department of the Navy and The State University of New York are pleased to announce the first Regional Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment: Achieving cultural change through data and an evaluation mindset on September 5, 7:30am-6pm. The purpose of the event is to sustain the conversation following the successful National Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at America's Colleges, Universities, and Service Academies, hosted at the United States Naval Academy in April 2019.
Mr. Richard Spencer, Secretary of the Navy, and Dr. Kristina M. Johnson, Chancellor of The State University of New York, will open the event. Morning sessions focus on the importance of engaged leadership, insight from Congressional leaders, and how civilian and military educational institutions can promote a culture of change with the effective use of data. Afternoon sessions will include in-depth discussions around reporting and prevalence data, program evaluation, and the role of climate more broadly in creating risk for sexual harassment and sexual assault.
Attend the DAV Recruit Military Veterans Job Fair on September 5, 11am-3pm. Be sure to RSVP here. All military veterans, transitioning personnel, and spouses are welcome.