memorial day

Op Ed: The Meaning of Memorial Day
Op Ed: The Meaning of Memorial Day
News Queens Courier Staff 5/25/2012 at 2:16PM

By Councilmember Mathieu Eugene Chair, NYC Council Veterans’ Committee Each year since the end of the Civil War, we set aside a day to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers who have fought bravely to serve and protect our country. We take time to remember the countless number of service members in our nation’s history [...]

Queens filmmaker memorializes uncle’s World War II experiences
Queens filmmaker memorializes uncle’s World War II experiences
News Alexa Altman 5/25/2012 at 12:45PM

Queens resident and military veteran Joe Reveman’s experiences during World War II are forever memorialized in a biographical film depicting his life as an active member of the United States Armed Forces. Filming began almost two years ago when Reveman’s nephew, Bryant Falk, proposed the idea for a documentary. Falk always enjoyed hearing his uncle’s [...]

The challenges returning veterans face
The challenges returning veterans face
News Liam La Guerre 5/25/2012 at 11:11AM

When Anthony Pike returned home from his first tour of duty in Baghdad in 2004 nothing was waiting for him. For years he had worked in community affairs and wrote articles for newspapers while in the Marine Corps. He expected to work in journalism back at home, but instead he couldn’t find work anywhere and [...]