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.
For assistance with veterans’ issues and benefits, please contact the Queens Borough President’s Veterans’ Affairs Liaison Dan Brown at (718) 286-2853 or [email protected]
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]
Annual Memorial Day Observance Ceremony
May 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM
PRESENTATION OF COLORS
FDNY Ceremonial Unit
Rabbi Eli Blokh of the Chabad of Rego Park
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
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
Flotilla Staff Officer Barbara Wighton of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Band
Pastor Courtney Brown of the Upper Room International Ministries in Far Rockaway