VETERANS

Nearly 59,000 veterans and their families call Queens home, more than any other borough. And no community within the Borough of Queens has sacrificed more for the rights and freedoms that are the foundation of our way of life than the men and women who have worn our nation’s uniform. Therefore, it is essential that the benefits and services entitled to our local veterans and their families are made available right here in Queens 

Veterans, and the families of those who have served, have access to assistance from the Office of the Queens Borough President five days a week. The Borough President also works in collaboration with the NYC Department of Veterans’ Services to better provide access to help and benefits for veterans locally. Additionally, veterans can access the NYC Department of Veterans Services directly as the Queens Satellite Office for the NYC DVS is located at Queens Borough Hall.

Assistance with federal Veterans Administrations claims, retrieval or replacement of discharge documents and service-related honors, information on financial, housing, and education benefits, are among the services that are available to veterans and their family members at Queens Borough Hall.

The Queens Satellite Office for the Department of Veterans’ Services contact is Tanya Thomas, who can be reached at (646) 499-0098 or [email protected]

CLICK HERE to view the 2020 Veterans Day Observance Ceremony hosted by Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz and Borough President Sharon Lee.

Annual Memorial Day Observance Ceremony

www.queensbp.org/vets

May 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM

 

PRESENTATION OF COLORS

FDNY Ceremonial Unit

 

NATIONAL ANTHEM

 

INVOCATION

Rabbi Eli Blokh of the Chabad of Rego Park

 

WELCOME REMARKS

Queens Borough President Sharon Lee

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz

 

LIVE WREATH PRESENTATION

Veterans Memorial Garden at Queens Borough Hall

Queens Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Elmhurst Park

 

WREATH PRESENTATION

Broad Channel Park with the Broad Channel Memorial Day Parade Committee

Coleman Square in Howard Beach

Doughboy Park in Woodside

Flagpole at Bell Boulevard/53rd Avenue with the Bayside Hills Civic Association

Glendale Veterans Triangle with the Allied Veterans Committee of Ridgewood and Glendale NY, Inc.

Maspeth Memorial Square with the United Veterans and Fraternal Organizations of Maspeth, Inc.

Myrtle Avenue Clemens Triangle with the Allied Veterans Committee of Ridgewood and Glendale NY, Inc.

Poppenhusen Triangle with the College Point Citizens for Memorial Day, Inc.

Remsen Family Cemetery in Forest Hills

Veterans’ Circle in Rockaway Park with the American Legion Daniel M. O’Connell Post 272 Memorial Day Parade Committee

Veterans Memorial Triangle with the Laurelton Memorial Day Parade Committee

Veterans Monument and Flagpole with the Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade Association, Inc.

Veteran’s Square with the Rosedale Civic Association Memorial Day Parade Committee

Whitestone Veterans Memorial with the Whitestone Veterans Memorial Day Parade Committee

 

MOMENT OF SILENCE

 

“TAPS”

Flotilla Staff Officer Barbara Wighton of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Band

 

BENEDICTION

Pastor Courtney Brown of the Upper Room International Ministries in Far Rockaway

 

CLOSING REMARKS