USP and The Pavilion Honor Veterans at Special Luncheon

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Veterans at the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System enjoy a lunch prepared by Union Square Park’s new restaurant, The Pavilion.

In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, the Union Square Partnership and The Pavilion restaurant celebrated local veterans yesterday at the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System at a special “Salute Our Veterans” luncheon. USP and The Pavilion sponsored a luncheon at the VA’s Manhattan Clubhouse to thank our veterans for their courageous service to our country.

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The Union Square Partnership’s Executive Director Jennifer Falk delivers remarks at the “Salute Our Veterans” Luncheon.

The Clubhouse is a recovery oriented space that helps veterans socialize, learn new skills and connect with other vets in mental health recovery. Over 80 veterans were acknowledged for their service and achievement awards were given to veterans who demonstrated success in furthering their recovery. Additionally, this event marked the one-year anniversary opening of the facility after Super Storm Sandy. The Partnership hopes to make this an annual event to continue to connect our local businesses with community organizations. Special thanks to The Pavilion for providing each Veteran with a healthy boxed lunch.

As we all set off for a long Memorial Day weekend, please keep in mind all of our heroic veterans who have served our country!