Rivera, Blake Host Veterans’ Thanksgiving Celebration

Luis Soltero-Rodriguez (front, c), Office of Veterans and Military Affairs director and his assistants were presented a proclamation by Senator Rivera (back, c).
Photo by Edward Watkins

Senator Gustavo Rivera and Assemblyman Michael Blake held a Veterans’ Thanksgiving Celebration on Tuesday, November 20 at Lehman College. The Thanksgiving feast honored local veterans in uniform who continue to dedicate their lives for the greater good of our nation.

Joelle Lynch, Tree Army co-founder, was honored for employing local veterans in tree removal.
Photo by Edward Watkins

(l-r) Senator Rivera; Donnell Simon, NYC Department of Veterans Services Engagement and Community Services coordinator and Assemblyman Blake welcomed everyone to the celebratory feast.
Photo by Edward Watkins

Carol Barnes (c), Black Military Women Brooklyn Chapter assistant treasurer, served the U.S. Army Nurse Corp.
Photo by Edward Watkins

A veteran wore a vest honoring those who served in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm.
Photo by Edward Watkins

Elected officials and local veterans had a great time celebrating Thanksgiving together.
Photo by Edward Watkins

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