Congressional Gold Medal recipient being honored at Veterans Day celebration

11/1/2018, 1:24 p.m.
Veterans and their families are invited to listen to various speakers honoring the legacies of U.S. military service members, both ...
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Veterans and their families are invited to listen to various speakers honoring the legacies of U.S. military service members, both past and present, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. at 135 Einstein Loop, Room 45 in Co-op City.

City Council Member Andy King will present special recognition awards to Congressional Gold Medal recipient Israel Levant, a retired Montfont Point Marine and Co-op City resident, and other Bronx veterans. The first African-American U.S. Marines were trained at Camp Montford Point, in Jacksonville, N.C., from 1942 to 1949.

The ceremony’s guest speaker will be George E. Mills, CPO, USN, senior outreach coordinator of the Jericho Project. The goal of Jericho’s Veterans Initiative is to increase supportive and affordable housing options and to create employment opportunities for homeless and low-income veterans in New York City.