Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Greater NY Red Cross Takes Part in Veteran's Day Parade 2014

The American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) team took part in the annual NYC Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11. They distributed hot beverages, along with snacks and water donated by JetBlue Airways, to approximately 2,000 parade participants and their families. Five JetBlue disaster volunteers from the Red Cross Ready When the Time Comes program were on hand to help distribute these items.

Two Red Cross volunteers talked about their motivation for being part of this annual event.

Paul Allwright: “I am a veteran of the British Army. My Son, Brendan, is an airplane mechanic in the Marine Corps, stationed in North Carolina. I am here today because it is great to support our veterans, and it’s also my birthday. This is a great way to celebrate!”

Maria Millan: “I grew up in a military family and am a Blue Star Mother. My daughter, Kiara, is a Combat Medic. My father was in the Army and served in Vietnam. I always volunteer on Veteran’s Day because if I can’t be with my daughter, why not be here to support other veterans and members of the military.”

See more photos here.

1 comment:

  1. It’s nice to know that a lot of people took part in this great endeavor for our veterans and other members of the military. It really is a heartwarming occasion. Thank you for sharing this lovely post, and I wish you all the best!

    Victoria Pierce @ Fight4Vets


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