On Wednesday, November 11, the United States of America will celebrate Veterans Day by honoring and paying respect to our Veterans for their patriotism, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. This year, Palisades Center has collaborated with tenants and partners to do the same. The emphasis will be on honoring Veterans from Clarkstown and Rockland County.
“While in office, it’s been my mission to ensure our veterans are recognized and honored,” said New York State Senator David Carlucci. “We owe them a great debt of gratitude, not only on Veteran’s Day, but every day. Thank you to the Palisades Center for holding a series of events to show our appreciation for the men and women who have selflessly served our country.”
“Veterans Day allows us to pause and express gratitude to the heroes that have selflessly served and sacrificed so much for our country,” said New York State Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski. “It is wonderful to see the Palisades Center partner with local organizations to highlight all those that have served. I join with our community in thanking our Veterans – your service does not go unnoticed and we are able to enjoy the freedoms we have today because of you.”
Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann said, “Thank you to the Palisades Center for honoring our local Veterans through their various events and programs. It is important for all of us in the Town of Clarkstown to continue to join together in support of the men and women who selflessly served our great nation. We acknowledge all their contributions to Clarkstown and our county.”
“We welcome all service members, Veterans and their families and friends to Palisades Center,” said Darrin Houseman, General Manager of Palisades Center. “Veterans Day is a great way for us to celebrate our local heroes and bring recognition and awareness to their work and the sacrifices they make for us.”
Making the Invisible Visible Exhibit
Palisades Center’s BRIDGES, an Independent Living Center dedicated to advocacy and leadership on behalf of people with disabilities, was awarded a grant from Arts Westchester, an advocate for accessibility and diversity of the arts in Westchester and the surrounding counties, for a Women Veterans Photography Project, entitled Making the Invisible Visible. The exhibit will showcase 18 Women Veterans in 24″x36″ black and white photographs. It will be located on Level One near Macy’s and on display for six months.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Friday, November 6 at 10:00am in front of the exhibit.
BRIDGES’ Executive Director, Carlos Martinez, states “For too long, women who served felt invisible. Women have stated, ‘I didn’t feel like a Veteran’ or ‘I never thought the VA clinics and centers were for me.’ This project highlights the unwavering commitment of women Veterans who have sacrificed, put their lives on the line for their country, and offers their perspective on what it meant to serve.”
Sharon Bailey, BRIDGES’ PFC Joseph P Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Administrator and Making the Invisible Visible Veteran stated, “The purpose of the Making the Invisible Visible exhibit is to empower women Veterans and provide them with a transformational experience. Throughout the project, we quickly began to realize that women Veterans need moments in time to share their experiences. In the end, the project transformed me.”
Rockland Buffalo Soldiers Veterans Day Recognition
On Wednesday, November 11 at 11:00am, the Rockland Buffalo Soldiers will hold an honorable Veteran service within Mount Moor Historical Cemetery to acknowledge the Veterans interred at the Cemetery. The Cemetery is accessible by the F-Lot at Palisades Center near Dick’s Sporting Goods.
The Buffalo Soldiers is a label first given to members of the African American cavalry regiments of the United States Army who served in the western United States from 1867 to 1896, noted for their courage and discipline. Today, there are numerous chapters around the United States, including the Rockland Buffalo Soldiers based out of Spring Valley, New York. The Mount Moor Cemetery is listed on the National Park Service’s Register of Historic Places and preserved by the Historical Society of Rockland County.
Veterans Exclusive Discounts
Many of Palisades Center’s tenants offer discounts for Veterans and active military members. Discounts can be redeemed by simply showing a military ID. A list of discounts can be found by visiting www.palisadescenter.com/honoring-all-who-served.
For more information on events, as well as new and opening retail, dining and entertainment attractions at Palisades Center, visit www.palisadescenter.com.
About Palisades Center
Palisades Center is a four-level shopping center offering 225 brands, 16 sit-down restaurants, a bowling alley, ice rink, the world’s tallest indoor ropes course, comedy club, and more. With its unique and diverse merchant mix, Palisades Center is the go-to place for local shoppers and tourists alike. To learn more, visit www.palisadescenter.com, www.facebook.com/palisadescenter, www.twitter.com/palisadescntr, or www.instagram.com/palisadescntr.
About Pyramid Management Group, LLC
Pyramid Management Group is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held real estate developers in the northeast. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of dynamic shopping, dining and entertainment destinations and expanding hospitality presence dominate the northeast with 14 properties located throughout New York and Massachusetts. For 50 years, Pyramid has built its reputation on being first, fast, ahead of the curve and always what’s next, leading the industry in combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining and entertainment, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.