Oktoberfest came to NYC on Saturday, September 29th at the VFW in Astoria. The Women Marines Association - NY Chapter hosted an Oktoberfest fundraising event that featured great food, beer, and prizes. It was a fun time, with members of Veterans of New York and Marines of New York also there to show support for the Women Marines Association fundraiser. The event was open to the public and Veterans from multiple generations were in attendance. Food including German sausages and pretzels was served. Prizes including Mets and Yankees memorabilia were given away in a raffle at the end of the event. Checkout the photos from the event below.
Veterans of New York hosted a going away party on Wednesday, September 18th for USMC Veteran Justin Constantine and his wife Dahlia. They will be moving to Europe next month after calling New York City home for the past four years. Justin, originally from Virginia, is a retired Lt. Colonel in the Marine Corps who was injured in Iraq. He has been a great advocate for Veterans here in New York. We wish Justin and Dahlia best of luck on their next chapter in life. Thanks to all the Veterans and supporters who joined us at the event to wish them farewell!
Below are a couple photos from the event. Justin also took time to do a short video about Veterans related issues which you can view below.
Richard Best, a NYC native and Army Veteran, was honored recently in NYC along side his brothers who served in the Vietnam war. Richard is a member of Veterans of New York and also started a Veterans organization called the We Belong Network. The event honoring the service of Vietnam Veterans was held on Tuesday, September 3rd at the Union League Club in midtown Manhattan. It was an excellent event with great people and great food. The event was headlined by guest speaker retired General David Petraeus. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, age 97, also made a surprise appearance. Here are some memorable photos of the event below.
Thanks to all the Veterans who joined us at Citi Field on Tuesday, September 10th! The weather was excellent and the Mets won! Big thanks to our sponsor Seth Feinman from Silver Fin Capital for sponsoring us at Citi Field. Below are a couple of photos from the game Tuesday.