NEW YORK, NY (November 11, 2019) — Today Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America marched in the organization’s largest-ever showing at the Veterans Day Parade in New York City. The IAVA cohort was among the biggest at the Parade – IAVA had a record 670 registrants.
“Today was a wonderful day,” said IAVA CEO Jeremy Butler. “What an incredible showing of solidarity and camaraderie. I am so honored to be able to lead this amazing organization representing these incredible people.”
Veterans Day is an important opportunity for veterans to come together, and for the nation to show its support and appreciation. IAVA’s members are mostly comprised of post-9/11 veterans. However, IAVA proudly welcomes veterans of other eras and civilian supporters as members.
Today was an opportunity for IAVA to shine a light on its policy agenda. Among IAVA’s top priorities is curbing the veteran suicide epidemic. A shocking 21 veterans a day die by suicide.
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"Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America...remains the most important organization representing the new generation of veterans." - TIME Magazine
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the premier veterans advocacy and support organization on the planet. Every day, we fight for veterans. Hard. We are the tip-of-the spear non-profit engine of impact that connects, unites and empowers over 400,000 veterans and allies nationwide. Founded by an Iraq veteran in 2004, IAVA is the non-partisan leader in advocacy, public awareness and 1-on-1 care management and peer support. We organize locally, and drive historic impacts nationally.
Learn more at iava.org.