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Making a difference for returning soldiers

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.

Getting help for veterans

Retiree Michael Rothfeld produced five documentaries recounting the stories of veterans who served in World War II and the Korean, Vietnam and other wars.

Resolution to modify the DOE student enrollment form to include parental/guardian veteran status

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.

Meeting heroes

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.

Veterans Day assembly at IS 259, Brooklyn

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."

Albany passes pension bill benefiting veterans

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...

"It's the Trump effect"

Veterans Day Parade

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.

86-year-old vet attends high school graduation at last

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 at Memorial Day ceremony

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.