veterans

Aging vets selling Middle Village building after nearly 40 years
Aging vets selling Middle Village building after nearly 40 years
Southwest Liam La Guerre 12/03/2013 at 1:58PM

One local veterans’ organization is about to lose a big part of its history. The St. Margaret’s Post 1172 Catholic War Veterans (CWV) is selling its building on Metropolitan Avenue near 73rd Place, which has housed the organization for nearly 40 years The Courier has learned. The decision to sell the building came after an [...]

Vets honored in Douglaston ceremony
Vets honored in Douglaston ceremony
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 11/11/2013 at 1:40PM

American Legion Post Post 103 in Douglaston hosted a Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, November 11 that included participants (left to right) Michael Proto, Tom Dinegar, John Block, Jerry Vilbig (bugler), Reverend Lindsay Lunnum, Reverand Monsignor Anthony Sherman, Reverend Dr. Linden DeBie, Sebastian Dagostino and Robert Anastasia.    

A thank you on Veterans Day
A thank you on Veterans Day
News Queens Courier Staff 11/11/2013 at 12:56PM

World War I fighting ended at 11 a.m., November 11, 1918 (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month). Years later the day was officially named Armistice Day by a Congressional resolution in 1926. It was the hope of those who created Armistice Day to honor veterans and their service that World [...]

Voters say yes to five out of six proposed amendments to NY State Constitution
Politics Angy Altamirano 11/06/2013 at 1:47AM

Together with casting their ballots for a new mayor, voters gave the go-ahead to a proposal that could allow up to seven casinos to be brought into New York State, along with four other amendments. On the back of the official ballot for the general election, voters were given the option to vote for six [...]

LIC photographer to be honored by towns he helped liberate during WWII
LIC photographer to be honored by towns he helped liberate during WWII
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 10/27/2013 at 1:41PM

ALAN CAPPER “I was one of those American soldiers who was put off the landing craft too soon when it was still over 10 feet of water. All around me men were drowning before they could get to the beach. We were carrying packs weighing 45 pounds, and a rifle weighing another 10. I sank [...]

Vets get valuable info at forum
Vets get valuable info at forum
News Liam La Guerre 7/20/2013 at 12:47PM

Army veteran Henry Dumas knows the importance of military benefits. The Queens native served in Korea, Germany and Panama. When he returned and needed a job, Helmets to Hardhats, which finds constructions jobs for veterans, helped him. Now he wants a house and hopes the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) can help with that. [...]

Glen Oaks elementary school donates to military veterans
Glen Oaks elementary school donates to military veterans
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 3/20/2013 at 11:24AM

A Glen Oaks elementary school has donated $1,000 to military veterans. Youngsters at P.S. 115 presented a check to Services for the UnderServed (SUS) on Friday, March 15. The funds were allocated for SUS programs that support the country’s veterans. “It really touches an old man’s heart,” said Howard Wheeler of Elmhurst, who served 22 [...]

Veterans on the ground after Sandy
Veterans on the ground after Sandy
News Alexa Altman 12/04/2012 at 12:25PM

After reading a Time Magazine article last year on Team Rubicon USA, former United States Army Captain James Eisenberg and his brother Josh, also a former captain, enlisted immediately. Team Rubicon, a non-profit group that organizes veterans to respond to natural disasters, deals with crises both domestic and international. It was formed after the deadly [...]

Returning soldiers seek employment at veteran job fair
Returning soldiers seek employment at veteran job fair
News Ruben Muniz 6/12/2012 at 12:43PM

Veterans recently suited up, got their game face on and sprung into action. A job fair for military veterans was held at The Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale on Friday, June 8. Over 90 companies and organizations were in attendance as well as State Senator Joe Addabbo and Assemblymember Mike Miller. “Veterans have a [...]

Queens celebrates Memorial Day
Queens celebrates Memorial Day
Multimedia Billy Rennison 5/29/2012 at 6:04PM

Thousands of Queens residents lined the streets this weekend to celebrate the troops past and present who have fought to protect the country.  Check out the photos from every parade. Click here to see all the pictures from the Whitestone Veterans Memorial Day Parade. Click here to see all the pictures from the Maspeth Memorial [...]