City Council Designates November “Veteran Appreciation Month in New York City”
This past week, the New York City Council’s Committee on Veterans voted to officially recognize November as Veteran Appreciation Month in New York City. Resolution 581-A passed in the morning hours on Thursday, October 19th, with all present members voting in favor of the recognition .
This resolution comes as the city gears up to host a wide array of functions celebrating NYC Veterans, with the marquee event being New York City’s Veterans Day Parade—the largest Veterans Day commemoration in the nation.
At the hearing, Committee ChairRobert Holden acknowledged the importance the month holds for the nation and requested New Yorkers continue to support the Veteran community saying, “We must not only pay tribute to those who have worn the uniform, but also seek to renew our commitment to supporting and uplifting our veterans in meaningful ways, ensuring their sacrifices and contributions are never forgotten.”
Councilmember Eric Dinowitz remarked that his ties to the military come from his grandfather who served in the Army Air Corps. Painting a picture of gratitude he commented ahead of the vote, “I am personally grateful, but I know we as a city are grateful for that sacrifice that [veterans] make. And that is why I am very proud to be introducing this resolution, supporting it, and voting on it today, which does what we can as a city and recognizes November as Veterans Appreciation Month and says that we value your service.”
As we look ahead to Veterans and Military Families Month, this resolution serves as a reminder of the sacrifice New York City Veterans have made in service to this great city and nation. It also serves is a testament to the city’s commitment to honor and engage our veterans as we strive to become the most veteran-friendly city in the country.