Now that the war in Iraq is officially over two local lawmakers are calling on New York City to honor those who fought there with a ticker tape parade down the “Canyon of Heroes.” But there seems to be some resistance in Washington.
With Thanksgiving tomorrow, Long Island’s Jacob’s Light Foundation has hit a milestone in the amount of care packages delivered to American troops serving overseas.
Jeff Combs grew up in Westchester County and joined the Marines at 17. On his second tour of duty in Iraq, he was wounded.
A special event was held today for those who put their lives on the line for our country and are now returning to civilian life.
Running long distances became an anchor for Michelle King Gonzales during her three tours in Iraq.
The withdrawal would end eight years of U.S. involvement in Iraq. More than 4,400 American military members have been killed since the beginning of the conflict in 2003.
Oliveira was also an 11-year veteran at the Essex County Sheriff’s office, working the dangerous Fugitive Squad.
According to their website, they’re planning a “Mass March on the CHASE Bank” Saturday morning followed by a “party” in Times Square.
With a high unemployment rate nationwide, returning veterans face a huge challenge joining the workforce.
The wounded from the current wars return stateside to a hornet’s nest of red tape, says Scot King, a retired Marine corporal.
Saying “We can’t just cut our way out of this hole,” President Barack Obama is calling for $1.5 trillion in new taxes as part of a 10-year deficit reduction package totaling more than $3 trillion.
They’re loyal and dependable guardians and protectors, just like the veterans whom they serve – America’s Vet Dogs.
They’re all very uncomfortable in the heat. But that did not stop hundreds of people from getting on their bicycles at Babylon town hall.
Iraq War Vet Raising Funds For Military Families Via ‘Forrest Gump’-Style Walk Comes To Times Square
Troy Yocum was in Iraq when a fellow soldier emailed to say he was in deep financial trouble, so he decided to embark on a 7,000 mile walk to raise money for him, and other military families.
A new clinic will make it much easier for veterans on the east end of Long Island to get medical care.