Citi honors veterans and active service members with Military Appreciation Day at Citi Pond
November 11, 2011 03:00 PM
This morning, Citi honored veterans and active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces, along with their families, in a Veterans Day remembrance and celebration at Citi Pond at Bryant Park. All branches of the military were represented at a ceremony with former United States Marine and Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Darlene Love, and other honored guests. The event was to thank all the military men and women for their service and sacrifice on behalf of our country.
Citi Pond is Manhattan's only free-admission ice skating rink and pre-registered service members (past and present), and their families, were able to skate for free and enjoy some patriotic entertainment before the start of the annual New York City Veterans Day Parade at 11:11am at Madison Square Park.
Suni Harford, Managing Director and Citigroup's Regional Head of Markets for North America said "Veterans Day is a great opportunity to pay tribute to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have put their lives on the line and served their country with the utmost courage and honor." "We'd like to thank the United War Veterans Council, the organizers of the annual New York City Veterans Day Parade, for their tremendous support in co-producing what promises to be a memorable and exciting event at Citi Pond," said Christopher Page, Citi Veterans Programs Manager and a veteran himself.
For more information about the annual New York City Veterans Day Parade and the United War Veterans Council, please visit www.vetsday.org.
Citi actively works with veterans through its Citi Veterans Programs, a U.S.-based set of initiatives designed to support active duty military, veterans and their families in communities across the country. Find out about Citi CEO Vikram Pandit's recent signing of the Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve, here.