Veterans Legacy Memorial

In time for Memorial Day 2020, VA’s National Cemetery Administration (NCA) has enhanced capabilities on the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM) website for family, friends, and visitors to leave tributes or comments on a Veteran’s memorial page. The Veterans Legacy Memorial website is the nation’s first digital platform dedicated entirely to the memory of the 3.7 million Veterans interred in VA national cemeteries.

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DAV Virtual Honor Wall

Pay tribute to someone who has given all. Honor a fallen hero on Memorial Day by adding their photo and words of remembrance to the Disabled American Veterans virtual Honor Wall Mosaic.

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USO & USAA Virtual Poppy Wall of Memory

The USO and USAA partner this Memorial Day to offer a virtual Poppy Wall of Memory to remember the military members who made the ultimate sacrifice in service. 

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VA Online Memorial Day Ceremonies

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA) will commemorate Memorial Day this year with solemn wreath-laying ceremonies.

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Heroic Food Farmer Training for Veterans

Join Heroic Food for their first Farmer Training Workshop for Veterans on June 28, 9am-4pm. No previous farming experience required.

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American Legion Virtual Memorial Day

The American Legion offers a Virtual Memorial Day. Share the names of those you will honor and remember on Memorial Day and the American Legion will share them via their social media channels over Memorial Day Weekend.

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Merging Vets and Players At Home

Merging Vets and Players present MVP At Home, a previous virtual event streaming now online.

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Virtual Fleet Week New York

Virtual Fleet Week New York 2020 kicked off May 20 and will continue through May 26 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

The weeklong event is a new way for residents of New York City and the surrounding tri-state area to continue to take part in the annual celebration despite the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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VOLS Elderly Project & Veterans Initiative

Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) Elderly Project & Veterans Initiative establishes legal hotlines for seniors during COVID-19 crisis.

Veterans Initiative not only provides wills to qualifying veterans, but also health care proxies, powers of attorney, and other critical advance directives that older veterans need, all with the assistance of a real life attorney and all free of charge.

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Veteran Advocacy Project Free Legal Services

The Veteran Advocacy Project (VAP) offers Free Legal Services for low-income veterans and family members.

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Nassau Suffolk Law Services Veterans Rights Project

Nassau Suffolk Law Services' Veterans Rights Project provides free legal services to vulnerable low-income veterans in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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Legal Health Offers Free Services for Veterans

LegalHealth, a division of New York Legal Assistance Group, offers free civil legal services for veteran patients of the Bronx and Manhattan VA. 

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A Flag, a Flower, a Moment of Memorial

This coming Memorial Day, NYC Veterans Alliance will join the United War Veterans Council, New York City Department of Veterans' Service, and New York State Division of Veterans' Services in remembering America’s fallen through A Flag, a Flower, a Moment of Memorial.

Public commemorations of Memorial Day have been cancelled in NYC due to the pandemic, but we can come together virtually by sharing images and memories on social media using the hashtag #FlagFlowerMemorial.

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Fleet Week Follies: The Conversation Project

Fleet Follies Follies is an annual festival during Memorial Day weekend that brings military and civilian communities together for a day of celebration and entertainment by New York’s finest performers. 

Each year, Fleet Week Follies hosts a Happy Hour where actors from NYC serve food and drinks and mingle with the crowd. This year, since we can’t gather in person over food and drink, Waterwell is hosting a series of informal conversations on May 23 called The Conversation ProjectConversations will take place at 1pm, 2:30pm and 4:30pm (EST).

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Fleet Week Follies: Tribute Performance Videos

Fleet Follies Follies is an annual festival during Memorial Day weekend that brings military and civilian communities together for a day of celebration and entertainment by New York’s finest performers. 

Since we cannot gather in person this year, gather online for Fleet Week Follies: Digital Edition, featuring a series of uplifting Tribute Performance Videos.

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Online Veterans Legacy Memorial

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs has launched a new way for the public to pay tributes to veterans at the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM). The site, originally launched in 2019, contains a memorial page for each veteran and service member interred in a VA national cemetery. 

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NYMAS Features Podcasts

The New York Military Affairs Symposium offers audio podcasts of past Friday evening talks.

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A Flag, a Flower, a Moment of Memorial

Due to the cancellation of May events in NYC, and uncertainty around the public health situation, many of us will be looking for other ways to appropriately observe and honor Memorial Day this year.

The United War Veterans Council and NYC Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) invite you to join in remembering America’s fallen through A Flag, a Flower, a Moment of Memorial.

A Flag, a Flower, a Moment of Memorial brings us all together “virtually” through a shared commemorative activity that can be carried out in our own homes.

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Mission Continues Virtual Service Leadership Corps

Join the Mission Continues Service Leadership Corps and become part of a growing movement of veterans who are applying their expertise and continued service as community-based leaders.

Upon completion, corps members will be equipped to be an effective member of a platoon leadership team focused on making impact in under-resourced communities.

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COVID Coach Mobile App

VA’s new COVID Coach app can help you get through this time of uncertainty by teaching you how to practice self-care, find ways to stay socially connected while being physically distant, find meaning during this stressful time, and cope with the many challenges you may now be facing.

With this app, you can learn about:

- Healthy coping during COVID-19

- Managing stress with tools for self-care, set personal goals

- Tracking your mental health over time

- Finding helpful resources to meet your needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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NYU Langone Emotional Support Services

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Center at NYU Langone Health offers Emotional Support Services for military/veteran families during quarantine.

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COVID-19 Military Families Pain Points Poll

Blue Star Families created a Pain Points Poll so you can tell them exactly what is most challenging for your military family right now. 

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Stress is Gone Online Workshops

Stress is Gone provides free online workshops to help Veterans de-stress during the coronavirus pandemic every Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3pm (EST). 

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Josephine Herrick Project Photography Class

The Josephine Herrick Project is offering a free online course for veterans in the New York City area. The photography course will focus on creativity within the confines of social distancing and quarantine.

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Mission Continues Makes Masks

The Mission Continues is offering handmade cloth masks to anyone who requests them. (Adult size only)

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NewYork Presbyterian Military Family Wellness Center Telehealth Services

The New York Presbyterian Military Family Wellness Center has migrated all in-person mental health therapy services to telehealth, to continue to provide veterans and military family members with quality, evidence-based, mental health services. All screenings, intakes, and therapy sessions can now be conducted from the comfort of home via Zoom. Military Family Wellness Center services are always confidential and FREE for military, veterans, and military families.

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Veteran Voices Project

It’s more important than ever before to connect with each other as a community. The Veteran Voices Project (VVP) creates an opportunity for us to do just that!

Led by the New York City Department of Veterans’ Services (NYC DVS), VVP is an oral history initiative designed to capture and share the stories of New York City veterans, bridge generational gaps, preserve our city’s rich military history, and foster an appreciation for service. More importantly, it gives our veterans a chance to connect with the community and each other at a time when crisis and social distancing can be very challenging to deal with.

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