Warrior Gateway Attends Vietnam Veterans Memorial Event in Times Square

Warrior Gateway was honored to attend the “Call for Photos” event in Times Square, New York City on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.  The event, which featured a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., was the first in a series of ceremonies to be hosted during the coming month by The History Channel’s upcoming series, “Vietnam in HD,” and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano, both Vietnam veterans, spoke to the audience about remembering our fallen heroes. “We owe it to those who died that we remember; we owe it to them that we tell their stories of how and why they gave their lives; and we owe it to them that we honor the ideals by which they lived,” the NYPD commissioner and Marine Corps veteran added.

One of the main purposes of the campaign is to publicize a “call for photos” of those whose names are featured on the wall.  The photos will be included on the upcoming Education Center at the Wall, expected to break ground in 2012.  Organizers want to collect photos for all of the fallen service members listed on the memorial.  According to a statement, more than 35,000 are still missing.

Check out more photos from the event on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/warriorgateway

Warrior Gateway teams up with New York City Council

The Warrior Gateway has a new partner: the City of New York. We are pleased to announce our partnership with the New York City Council.

We’re currently here at City Hall in NYC at a press conference with City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Veterans Committee Chair Dr. Mathieu Eugene. Our partnership with the City Council will involve service providers and members of the military community across the five boroughs of New York. Service providers will be encouraged to register and create listings for their organizations in the Warrior Gateway Directory, and the City Council will refer veterans and their families to the Warrior Gateway as a resource in locating service providers in New York City.

Thanks to Christine and Mathieu, and we look forward to a fruitful partnership!

Check out this article on Mashable on our partnership with the NYC City Council or see the New York City Council Partnership annoucement.

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