Jose Tavarez, 63, is originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Tavarez served as a U.S. Marine in 1986. He later become a taxi driver and got married. He currently has three children and six grandchildren.
Photos courtesy of Bronx Center
Each November, the Bronx Center on Underhill Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard salutes and honors the veterans that reside at the facility.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, this year was no different, as the staff at the 200-bed nursing and rehabilitation facility presented certificates and medals to the brave men and women who made great sacrifices to the country.
The staff paid tribute to the 15 veterans who currently live at the facility. Each of them received a special lunch of their choice along with with a card and honorary medal.
“We greatly appreciated their sacrifice, and are proud to share a glimpse of who these great veterans are,” said Virginia Ramirez, senior recreation aid at Bronx Center. “Our vets are part of our family and we love them.”
Jason Cohen is a contributing reporter for the Bronx Times. Originally from New Jersey, he moved to the Bronx five years ago.
Jason has been a reporter for about 14 years and loves what he does. In particular, he enjoys covering meetings, events, writing features and informing the public about news. He also has a passion for sports and anything with controversy, and his other interests include watching movies and going to the beach.
When he isn’t reporting or writing, Jason spends his weekends working at a bagel shop.
And, yes, he’s also a Mets fan. So, “Sorry Bronxites.”