The Myth of Veterans and Crime

The Myth of Veterans and Crime

BY DIANE DIMOND As Veterans Day 2017 is fresh in mind, let’s do more than just thank military members for their service. Let’s all do our part to erase some of the persistent myths about our returning veterans. First, military training and exposure to combat does not create the wacko battle-scarred solider so often depicted […]

HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS: Thank you for your service

HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS: Thank you for your service

By Supervisor George Hoehmann  On November 1, 2017, the Town of Clarkstown held our second annual Veteran’s Day appreciation ceremony and breakfast at the Street Community Center in New City. Over 200 local veterans attended the event. This year, we had the honor of having Megan Leavey, a US Marine Corp Veteran and Purple Heart […]

Veterans Day Events & Offers

Veterans Day Events & Offers

RCC: Remembering the Centennial of US Entry into the Great War Tuesday, November 7, 11 am – noon in the Technology Center, Ellipse Veterans Job Fair: Tuesday, November 14, noon – 2 pm Student Union, Room 3214 (Also in Rockland Community College) The Holocaust Museum Salutes Our Veterans: Thursday, November 16, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm and 7 pm – […]

A Veteran’s Veteran: Army Vet and Social Worker Advocates for Women—and Men—in the Military

A Veteran’s Veteran: Army Vet and Social Worker Advocates for Women—and Men—in the Military

BY CHERYL SLAVIN Every day is Veterans Day for Anngela Vasser-Cooper, founder and CEO of the advocacy organization Women Veterans Association of Hudson Valley, Inc. An army veteran and a social worker, she knows only too well the daily challenges facing military personnel—and particularly, female personnel—returning from active duty at home or abroad. She founded […]

VETERANS RECOGNIZED ACROSS ROCKLAND COUNTY

VETERANS RECOGNIZED ACROSS ROCKLAND COUNTY

BY MICHAEL CAHILL Veterans Day festivities honor those who have bravely served United States Rockland County got into the sprit of Veterans Day this week with two displays showcasing different aspects of veteran life. In Garnerville, the King’s Daughter Library is hosting a display of photographs, documents, and other items, covering World War II, Korea, […]

VETERANS’ DAY CELEBRATION AT BRICK MUSEUM

The Haverstraw Brick Museum is proud to once again announce a very special event for Veterans’ Day. Colonel Robert Joseph Rolle, is a United States Army Veteran with over 29 years of commissioned service to our Country. He has served both State Side and Overseas duties and is currently assigned to the 7031 Medical Training […]