2011 marked the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, and the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War, meaning that this year Veterans Day took on even greater significance. New York City has been hosting the annual Veteran’s Day Parade for over 90 years to honor our brave heroes. Last Friday, November 11th, 2011, 6 Medal honor recipients, 28 active military units, and a number of veterans groups marched up Fifth Avenue, shoulder to shoulder.
Over one hundred people from SUS joined last Friday’s parade. Staff and consumers marched behind WWII military vehicles, symbolizing our support for returning veterans, many of whom struggle with a number of issues, including housing, employment, and mental health. This November, to help NYC’s veterans connect with the resources and support they need to adjust to civilian life, SUS launched American Veterans Month.
Please look, listen and watch the media developed for the SUS American Veterans Month Campaign at http://www.aftertheparade.com, and donate to the SUS Veterans Fund, so that SUS can enhance our direct support services and ensure that veterans receive the care and benefits they deserve.
Together, let’s stand with our heroes.