NYC’s Week to Honor, Recognize and Thank America’s Veterans, Military and Their Families

Veterans Week NYC is an initiative designed to highlight New York City’s commitment to America’s Veterans and the military community. Veterans Week events help promote the issues faced by our Veterans and their families, educate our youth about service and sacrifice, and provide Veterans with resources to transition and succeed in the civilian world. The NYC Veterans Day Parade will be the centerpiece of this annual citywide initiative, which encompasses the efforts of a wide range of partner organizations and corporations.


U.S. Military Veterans to Meet U.S. Olympians at Historic New York Athletic Club for Fifth Annual Veterans Week NYC 2016

Veterans Advantage, PBC will host the fifth annual Heroes Meet Heroes, sponsored by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), as U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their family members meet world class competitors representing the New York Athletic Club (NYAC), which brought home a record 23 medals from the Rio Olympic games. MORE.

IMAX Offers Exclusive, Free Veterans Screening of Sully on Veterans Day in New York City

IMAX and Veterans Advantage will host a private screening of Sully,the heroic story of a U.S. military veteran pilot’s emergency airplanelanding on the Hudson, as part of Veterans Week NYC 2016. MORE.

Veterans Advantage Once-Again the Proud, Presenting Sponsor of Veterans Week NYC

Free VetRewards Card Benefits at VeteransWeekNYC.org Celebrating the Annual Week for America’s Military Veterans Supported by New York City Proclamation and National Coalition of Partners MORE.

Veterans Week NYC Organization


Gerry Byrne

– Vice Chairman, Penske Media Corporation, , U.S. Marine Corps

Paul Bucha

– Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, U.S. Army

Scott Higgins

– Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Veterans Advantage, U.S. Army

Ed Vick

– Chairman Emeritus, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, U.S. Navy

Founders Council

Harvey M. Bagg, Jr.

– Chairman, United War Veterans Council, U.S. Navy

Ken Fisher

– Co-Chairman, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; Chairman, Fisher House Foundation; Senior Partner, Fisher Brothers

Jay Ireland

– President & CEO, GE Africa

Lin Higgins

– Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder, Veterans Advantage

Carrie Laureno

– Audience Evangelist, Google

Vince McGowan

– President & Founder, United War Veterans Council, U.S. Marine Corps

Brian Whiting

-Executive Director, Metropolitan New York USO

Bob Woodruff

– ABC News; Founder, The Bob Woodruff Foundation

Host Committee

James Abernathy

– Chairman & CEO, The Abernathy MacGregor Group, U.S. Marine Corps

Anne Marie Dougherty

– Executive Director, The Bob Woodruff Foundation

Adam Driver

– Actor; Founder, Arts in the Armed Forces (AITAF), U.S. Marines Corps

Andrew Fox

– Producer, “Stand Up for Heroes”

Suni Harford

– Managing Director, Citi; Founder, Citi Military Veterans Initiative

Caroline Hirsch

– Founder, Caroline’s Comedy Club

Colonel Jack H. Jacobs, US Army

– Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient; Co- Chairman, Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation; NBC Correspondent, U.S. Army, Ret.

Toby Johnson

– Senior Director, Sales, Pepsico, U.S. Army

Susan Marenoff-Zausner

– President, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Bill Nelson

– Former Chairman & CEO, HBO; Board Director, Hope for the Warriors, U.S. Army

Brigadier General Loree Sutton, M.D

– Former Chairman & CEO, HBO; Board Director, Hope for the Warriors, U.S. Army

Kris Urbauer

– Program Manager, Military Initiatives, GE, U.S. Army

Nick Verbitsky

– CEO, United Stations Radio Networks, U.S. Marine Corps

The VetRewards Card: “The Official Card of Veterans Week NYC”