“The unemployment rate in this country is 8.2 percent. For post-9/11 veterans it’s 12.4 percent. That is a national shame,” said Rep. Steve Israel.
Our nation’s veterans – they put their lives on the line and now, upon returning home, many are unable to find a job. It’s a sad reality.
In Piscataway, there is an office that looks like any other, a maze of cubicles, except for one thing. Each desk is marked by an American flag. This is the home of Vets for Warriors.
Chris Levi, 28, discovered his $3,000 custom-made wheelchair, with a Purple Heart and Army seal embroidered on the back of the seat, missing when he returned to his Mollie Boulevard home after running some errands.
Over 500 New York City area veterans stood in the cold Thursday to meet with dozens of employers at a job fair held by the Mayor’s Office of Veteran’s Affairs (MOVA).
When companies hire veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, they not only get willing and able workers, but also a federal tax break, if a bill passed by the Senate becomes law.
Hall of Fame pitcher and retired Marine Tom Seaver is in New York for Veterans Day, saluting both veterans and active duty service personnel.
Sen. Tony Avella, of Queens, is calling on the legislature in Albany to pass a bill requiring public housing authorities across the state to grant a preference to men and women who served or are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion poll found that nearly one in three veterans in New York City were concerned they would have to turn to food stamps or government assistance.
Nassau County officials are marking Veterans Day a day early. They opened a court Thursday dedicated to cases involving former service members involved in non-violent crimes.
Zana Edmonds was leaving the shower in Iraq in 2004 when a mortar landed nearby. She was knocked unconscious and lost her hearing for two weeks. She still suffers from PTSD and a brain injury.
The Democrat says there are thousands of unemployed veterans in counties across New York state.
“We are very proud to offer this redesigned license plate to New York’s veterans in recognition of their service and sacrifice,” said DMV Commissioner Barbara J. Fiala.
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.
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.