Wednesday, November 8 at 11am at Queens Borough Hall

(October 30, 2023 at 11am)

QUEENS, NY – With Veterans Day fast approaching, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. is inviting military veterans from Queens to a celebration honoring the sacrifices of those who have served our nation in uniform.

The celebration will be held Wednesday, November 8, at 11am in the Helen Marshall Cultural Center at Queens Borough Hall, located at120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens. Distinguished veterans from across Queens will be honored during a special recognition ceremony, while the celebration will also include multiple entertainment acts and a free lunch for attending veterans and their families.

“Queens is proud to be home to nearly 42,000 military veterans — more than any other borough,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “We are having this celebration to express our appreciation for all that our veterans have done to protect our way of life. We would not enjoy the freedom and security we have today without the heroism and sacrifice of those who have served our nation in uniform, so I greatly look forward to celebrating the service of these brave men and women on November 8.”

The featured entertainment will be provided by three members of America’s Sweethearts, an all-female vocal group specializing in the close, intricate harmonies reminiscent of The Andrews Sisters and other performers from the 1940s and 50s. With their slogan of “History through Harmony,” and a repertoire that spans many decades, the group’s performance will take attendees on an inspirational, joyful, and patriotic trip down memory lane.

The celebration will also include an appearance and dance performance by Miss New York 2023 Amelia Collins, who will be representing New York State at the Miss America pageant in January 2024.

Food for the celebration is being generous donated Apple-Metro, Inc. The company is the New York metro area’s Applebee’s franchisee and operates all Applebee’s restaurants in New York City and Westchester County.

Additional support for the event has been provided by the Queens Economic Development Corporation and the Queens County Women’s Bar Association.

Veterans who wish to attend the celebration are asked to RSVP by visiting www.queensbp.org/RSVP.

Members of the media who wish to cover the event are asked to RSVP by emailing [email protected] or calling 718-286-2640.

WHAT:         Borough President Richards to Host a Celebration of Veterans

WHEN:         Wednesday, November 8 at 11am

WHERE:       Helen Marshall Cultural Center at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd. in Kew Gardens

WHO:            DONOVAN RICHARDS JR., Queens Borough President

                      Members of the vocal group AMERICA’S SWEETHEARTS

                      AMELIA COLLINS, Miss New York 2023

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