Veterans Appreciation Day – Saturday May 27 at Playland Park

The City of Mount Vernon wants vets to join them at Veterans Appreciation Day festivities planned for the day before the city’s big Memorial Day Parade. The activities will take place at Westchester County run Playland Park in Rye.

Jonathan Logan, Commissioner of the Veterans Service Agency has announced that his agency will be distributing free parking parking passes to Veterans for the 6th Annual Veterans Appreciation Day festivities to be held on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Playland. Veterans can join others from across the county the day before the city’s big Memorial Day Parade at Westchester County run Playland Park in Rye. 

Veterans and their families will be treated to free entertainment and a picnic. This annual event draws a cross section of active and retired personnel from all military branches. There are a limited numbers of passes; therefore distribution will be on a first come first served basis. 

This outing will be one of many planned for local veterans. A Memorial War Bus Tour to Washington D.C. is planned for June 29th that will be the first organized trip by the city for veterans to see the Memorial. The Memorials on the National Plaza honor U.S. service members of the U.S. armed forces. Contact the Mount Vernon VSA to make reservations.

The Westchester County Veterans Service Agency additionally offers an Active Duty Military Personnel and Family Playland Discount Program for active service men and women and their immediate dependents. Westchester residency is required in order to participate in the program. Interested residents can apply for a seasonal discount at the Veterans Service Agency located at 112 East Post Road, White Plains.

Those veterans wanting a pass for Veterans Appreciation Day should contact Commissioner Jonathan Logan at the Mount Vernon Veterans Agency @ 914-665-2319. Requests can also be made for free Armed Force pins that can be worn during the Appreciation Day festivities and the City’s Annual Memorial Day Parade.