Rep. Maloney Salutes America’s Veterans at NYC Veterans’ Day Parade

Nov 11, 2005
Press Release
NEW YORK, NY - On Friday, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney honored our nation’s veterans at a ceremony at the Eternal Light Monument in Manhattan, kicking off New York City’s annual Veterans’ Day Parade. Congresswoman Maloney said, “I commend our veterans for their patriotism, courage, integrity and valor. To put one’s life on the line for this great country is the greatest sacrifice one can make. Our nation’s veterans deserve the utmost respect and honor, for they have not only defended our country, but have preserved freedom for us all.”

In her address to veterans on Friday, Congresswoman Maloney emphasized the need to support veterans’ health care, saying, “Your sacrifices deserve more than simple gratitude -you deserve the best health care, and that is why I am fighting to make sure that our great 23rd Street veterans’ hospital, the best in the country, remains open.”

“I hope the administration listens and remembers that you have made enormous sacrifices for our country and that young Americans on the battlefield today are still sacrificing,” Maloney said. “May God bless our veterans and their families, God bless our men and women in uniform, and God bless America.”

Also joining Congresswoman Maloney were Mayor Michael Bloomberg; U.S. Senator Charles Schumer; parade Grand Marshal and World War II veteran Nick Oresko; Bishop Robert Brucoti of St. Patrick’s Cathedral; and Jack Devine, Vice President of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Congresswoman Maloney’s recent efforts on behalf of New York City veterans:

10/05: Closing Manhattan or Brooklyn VA Hospitals Would Be “A Tragic Mistake”
See Press Release

10/05: Maloney: Key Study On Future of NY Veterans Hospitals Wildly Misleading
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05/05: Rep. Maloney Continues Fight to Restore Full Benefits for Veterans
See Press Release