Submitted by Admin on Sun, 05/12/2013 - 19:39

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will honor distinguished veterans, including special honoree Patrick Gualtieri, Executive Director of the United War Veterans Council and Executive Director of the annual NYC Veterans Day Parade, at the Veterans Appreciation Breakfast, Monday, May 13 at 10 AM at the Maestros Caterers, 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx. Gualtieri has been recognized for his service, dedication, and huge impact to the veterans’ community in various ways, such as being inducted into the 2012 New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

At the breakfast, Gualtieri will formally invite Diaz Jr. to march and lead all the veterans from the Bronx in the 2013 NYC Veterans Day Parade, which has never happened before.

A flag flown over Ground Zero will be presented on behalf of the United War Veterans Council. The flag will be presented by a young Bronx native and member of Step Into Their Boots, a program to educate the youth concerning our service members.

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