Chester “Chet” Edwards, a retired New York City public school teacher and decorated veteran, volunteers his time helping his fellow veterans return to civilian life after serving in the U.S. military.
Retiree Michael Rothfeld produced five documentaries recounting the stories of veterans who served in World War II and the Korean, Vietnam and other wars.
The UFT resolves to ask the Department of Education to modify the student Information/registration form to include a question about parents’/guardians’ veteran status.
PS 204 staff invite local veterans, service men and women and police and firefighters to be part of the school’s Veterans Appreciation Day tradition, and many return year after year.
Jessica Amato teaches English language arts to 7th-graders at IS 259 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. When a student asked her, “What is a veteran?” Amato said she “knew we had to do something on Veterans Day."
Governor Andrew Cuomo on May 31 signed into law a bill that enables public school teachers and other public employees who are honorably discharged veterans and have five years in their civilian jobs to purchase up to three years of service credit...
For nearly 20 years, UFT members who served in the armed forces have gathered in Madison Square Park on Nov. 11 for New York City’s Veterans Day ceremony and parade.
The music played as the graduates from Long Island City HS stepped up to the stage to receive their diplomas. Among the many excited graduates at the beginning of their journey into adulthood was one new graduate with a far more poignant story to...
UFT Veterans Committee members again paid tribute to America’s veterans by participating in the annual Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Water Street in lower Manhattan on May 21.