NEW YORK (WLNY) — Veterans across our area are getting some much needed pampering on Monday.

New York College of Health Professions, is partnering with Hands For Heroes to offer free massage treatments to veterans at its Syosset, Long Island clinic and at their Massage Clinic at the NY Open Center in Manhattan.

TV 10-55’s Alex Denis reports.

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Meanwhile, the nation’s largest Veterans Day parade steps at Fifth Avenue and 26th Street.

The U.S.S. New York is also in the Big Apple for this year’s Veterans Week.

The amphibious transport ship was named for the victims, families and first responders of the Sept. 11th attacks and has 7.5 tons of steel from the World Trade Center in her bow.

The ship, which transports sailors, Marines and helicopters will be open to the public for tours from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday.

If you’re looking for a more artistic way to celebrate Veterans Day, head to the Forbes galleries at 6 p.m. when the organization Fashion Has Heart will present a collection of original art created by wounded U.S. military veterans.