Mondrian Vets near Broadway and 23rd
Looking like they’d wandered into a Mondrian painting, these vets were part of a crowd of soldiers and veterans that gathered at Madison Square Park for last Thursday’s Veterans Day Parade. The sky was a cloudless blue and the morning bright and mild.
Rhythms with Black and White by Piet Mondrian
Vets of every description gathered before the parade
Veterans for Peace
Lost in thought
A notably young crowd of vets gathered to march with IAVA, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
IAVA volunteers greet a marcher
IAVA gave out hoodies that proclaim “We’ve got your back.” And they do, providing resources and assistance to soldiers transitioning back from Iraq and Afghanistan as well as advocating for better services for veterans and their families.
It’s a good thing someone is looking out for these men and women. By the time they are in their early 20s, many of the soldiers have served multiple deployments, fighting in…