Texas Roadhouse is inviting all Veterans and active-duty service members for lunch this Veterans Day. Every Texas Roadhouse location across the entire country is participating as a way to honor our Veterans. If you are a Veteran or active-duty you can eat for free on Monday, November 11th from 11:00am to 4:00pm. There are multiple Texas Roadhouse locations across the New York metro area and also in Upstate New York. Proof of service is required to attend.
Find the nearest location here: https://www.texasroadhouse.com/locations/us-locations
This year marks the 100th year anniversary of the NYC Veterans Day Parade, which first began back in 1919. Veterans Day was originally known as "Armistice Day." The day was first created to honor surviving Veterans of World War I. The name was eventually changed to "Veterans Day" in the 1950's, after the conflicts of World War II & the Korean War created a whole new generation of Veterans. The parade now also includes Veterans from the Vietnam War and the conflicts in the Middle East.
The annual parade in NYC is the largest Veterans Day Parade in the entire country. The parade this year kicks off on Monday, November 11th at noon. The parade route will run north up Fifth Avenue from 26th Street to 48th Street.
The parade is run by a non-profit called the United War Veterans Council. Each year the parade takes a massive amount of planning and cooperation between state, local, and national officials. Each year the NYC Veterans Day Parade features Veterans groups, non-profits, military units, youth and civic groups, top high school bands from across America, vintage military vehicles, floats and more.
The United War Veterans Council is looking for more volunteers for the parade. If you are interested in volunteering for the parade this year, please go their website for information here. See flyer below for event details.
Francis S. Currey, a Medal of Honor recipient and WWII solider from Upstate New York, passed away earlier this week at the age of 94. His passing was announced in a Facebook post on October 8th by his American Legion post, the Nathaniel Adams Blanchard Post 1040 near Albany. Curray had been a longtime member of the post. He passed away at his home in Selkirk, New York on Tuesday.
Currey was born in a town called Loch Sheldrake in upstate New York back in 1925. According to Wikipedia, he joined the U.S. Army when he was 17 years old and eventually became a technical sergeant. Curray served during WWII, where he earned a Medal of Honor for his heroic actions at the Battle of the Bulge. After he left the service, Curray worked as a counselor at the VA Medical Center in Albany, New York from 1950-1980. After he retired from the VA he started a landscaping business.
Veterans of New York salutes this true American hero
Truly the Greatest Generation
Our prayers go out to Currey's family and his local community
There's a free bowling night for Veterans in NYC on Monday, October 21th. The event is being hosted at Lucky Strike on W. 42nd Street by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield. There are limited spots available so make sure to sign up ASAP if you would like to attend.
Register online here
See the flyer below for event details.
Hello Community,If you are interested in participating in the Bronx Veterans Day Parade November 2nd, 2019: Register online to March/Walk/Ride, Volunteer, and/or Table before 11:59 pm Oct 11th at www.eventbrite.com/e/bronx-veterans-day-parade-registration-69683901425
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