Brownsville and Bedford-Stuyvesant united in a salute to heroes in the Veterans Appreciation Day Parade and Resource Fair in Brooklyn.
The community came out to rally and march Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, a few days before this year’s Veterans Day. Organizers were Community Board 3 Veterans Committee and NYC Community Board 16 Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and local veterans’ organizations.
Bed-Stuy’s Fulton Park hosted the ceremony and Resource Fair for Vets. The Veterans Appreciation Day Parade in Brooklyn set off from there all the way to I.S. 271 Campus in Saratoga Avenue, Brownsville.
Honoring the United States Armed Forces, organizers commented, “The day allows the Brownsville and Bedford-Stuyvesant communities an opportunity to pay tribute and honor their community heroes and veterans from around the city with a day of patriotic pride in service, community, and country—right in the heart of Brooklyn.”
Grand Marshals were NYS Assemblyman N. Nick Perry, NYC Department of Veterans’ Services Commissioner James Hendon, Lenora Darling, Colonel (R) Carol St. Pierre, president, National Association of Black Military Women (NYC Chapter), and Command Master Sergeant Annie Suggs.