2015 Vietnam Veterans Day

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The United War Veterans Council invites you to join us for our annual activities honoring our Vietnam Veterans on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

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The United War Veterans Council invites you to join us for our annual activities honoring our Vietnam Veterans on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

This year, we will be reading the names of the fallen at a separate ceremony prior to our traditional event, which will feature a Veterans Expo offering services for veterans of all eras.

The goal of the event is to not only honor our Vietnam Veterans, but to carry forward their pledge that “Never Again Will One Generation of Veterans Abandon Another.”

Learn more below, and RSVP today!  We also invite you to support this event and to share the flyer!

Schedule

SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015

Remembering the Fallen

9:30 am ~ 12 Noon (Doors open 8:30 am)
The Church of St. Andrew
20 Cardinal Hayes Place, New York, NY 10007 (map)

Reading of names of the 1,741 New Yorkers lost in Vietnam, as well as those of the 91 lost in Iraq, Afghanistan and other Post-9/11 service.

 

Vietnam Veterans Expo and Ceremony

Vietnam Veterans Plaza/55 Water Street
New York, NY 10014 (map)

11:30am – 3:30pm  |  VETERANS EXPO
Lobby Promenade (Indoors)
Vietnam veterans and older generations will learn about opportunities to upgrade their benefits (or to apply for new benefits) that reflect their changing needs as they age.  Younger veterans will have access to groups providing help with benefits, educational opportunities, jobs, and other useful resources. » List of groups 

1:00pm  |  CEREMONY
Lobby Promenade (Indoors)
Recognition of Vietnam Veterans and presentation of Vietnam Veterans Day proclamations from the Mayor and Governor.  Featuring remarks by Medal of Honor recipient Paul Bucha and a performance by Bob Hope USO Troupe alumna Michelle DellaFave.

2:45 pm  |  HONORING THE FALLEN
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza (outdoors)
Wreath laying at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall, with tribute to Gold Star Families.  Featuring a rifle salute by USMC 6th Communication Battalion and Taps by a bugler from the West Point Band Hellcats.

Sponsors

We are grateful to the following companies, organizations, and individuals for their support!

Dignity Memorial
History
Wounded Warrior Project
U-Haul
Bill Nelson
Samaritan Village Veterans Program
Easter Seals
VVA Chapter 126
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority)
NYC Paralegal Association
MCM Productions, Inc.
Sam’s Club
Essential Design + Build
Fountain House

Presenting groups

The following groups will have tables/displays at the Veterans Expo at 55 Water Street.

  • American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.
  • American Legion
  • American Red Cross in Greater New York, Services to the Armed Forces Program
  • Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield
  • Brooklyn Borough President’s Office
  • Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.
  • Long Island Blue Star Moms NY6
  • Cambridge Business Institute
  • Catholic War Veterans
  • City University of New York (CUNY)
  • The City Bar Justice Center
  • DeVry University
  • Dignity Memorial
  • Easter Seals New York
  • Elderplan/HomeFirst
  • Fairleigh Dickenson University
  • Family Services of Westchester, Veterans Outreach & Support
  • Fire Department, City of New York (FDNY)
  • The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York
  • Hope For The Warriors
  • IAVA (Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans Association)
  • Long Island Living History Association
  • The Military Appreciation Channel (MAC)
  • The Military Order of the Purple Heart
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
  • National Montford Point Marine Association, NY Chapter
  • National Association for Black Veterans (NABVETS)
  • New York Film Academy
  • New York City Police Department (NYPD) Recruitment Section
  • NYC Mayors Office of Veterans Affairs
  • New York City Paralegal Association, Inc.
  • R A V E (Remember a Veteran)
  • Samaritan Village, Inc.
  • Soldier For Life (U.S. Army)
  • Stop Soldier Suicide
  • Toastmasters International
  • U-Haul of Manhattan and Bronx
  • The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development,  Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH)
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VISN 3
  • U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration; Calverton National Cemetery
  • U.S. Small Business Administration, NY District Office
  • United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration
  • United War Veterans Council
  • Veterans Are Still Warriors, Veterans Serving Veterans
  • Veterans Business Hub
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Rocco Moretto Post 2348
  • Veterans Rebuilding Life
  • New York State Unified Court System, Veterans Treatment Court, Brooklyn, NY
  • Vietnam Veterans of America, Manhattan Chapter 126
  • West Babylon Senior High School

Getting There

To The Church of St. Andrew

BUS

  • M22 to Centre Street & Chambers St
    • N on Centre Street
    • R on Pearl Street
    • R on Cardinal Hayes Place

SUBWAY

  • N, R to City Hall
    • Exit station, cross City Hall Park to Centre Street
    • L on Centre Street
    • R on Pearl Street
    • R on Cardinal Hayes Place
  • J, Z, 4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall
    • Exist station
    • N on Centre Street
    • R on Pearl Street
    • R on Cardinal Hayes Place

PARKING
$15 Parking is available in the garage under 55 Water Street. Enter via Old Slip; let the attendant know you’re there for Vietnam Veterans Day.

BUS

  • M15 to Water Street & Hanover Square
    • 55 Water Street faces bus stop
  • M20 to State Street & Whitehall Street
    • Head NE on Water Street

SUBWAY

  • N, R to Whitehall Street.
    • Exit station, go S on Whitehall
    • L on Water Street
  • 4,5 to Bowling Green
    • Exit station, go S on State St.
    • L on Water Street
  • 1 to South Ferry
    • Exit station, walk N to Water Street
    • R on Water Street

PATH TRAIN

  • Take PATH to World Trade Center Stop
    • Exit station, head SE on Vesey, toward Church
    • R on Church
    • L on Liberty
    • R on William, continue to Hanover Square
    • R on Water Street

FERRY

  • NY Waterways to Pier 11/ Wall Street
    • Exit, L on South Street
    • At Vietnam Veterans Plaza, walk N through Plaza to entrance for 55 Water Street
  • Staten Island Ferry
    • Exit ferry terminal, walk N to Water Street
    • R on Water Street