Samaritan Women Vets at NY Assembly Ceremony
Veterans Day Parade
On 11-11-11 at 11:00 AM, New York City lead the nation in honoring its veterans with an extraordinary parade down 5th Ave. Joining the ranks of dignitaries, military units, and veterans organizations for the 92nd annual Veterans Day parade, Samaritan Village troops from The Veterans Program, The Ed Thompson Veterans Center, and The Women Veterans Program, affectionately known, respectively, as "The 43rd Herd," "The Hootch," and "The Haven," proudly marched in unison as the community offered gratitude, respect, and support for their service. Samaritan Village veterans program residents work behind the scenes all year long as volunteers for the United War Veterans Council, Inc. to provide assistance in parade production activities. Additional veterans events that occur throughout the year include Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day (March 26), Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremonies (last weekend in May), and an ongoing Internship Program in which veterans from Samaritan Village give service to the veterans community while developing job skills and making valuable contacts.
Women Veterans Program featured on CBS News
In recognition of Veteran’s Day, CBS News recently featured Samaritan’s Women Veterans Program. The piece focuses on women veterans struggling to cope upon returning home. See the full piece by clicking here.