“I Was There!”: Veterans Honored at Atria Kew Gardens
Posted on June 6, 2014 by Taylor Rhea
In front of fellow residents and guests, nearly 20 U.S. veterans who live at Atria Kew Gardens in New York were honored during a series of programs.
A special highlight was a memorable and moving first-person account of the D-Day invasion of Europe during World War II, entitled “I Was There!,” presented by Larry J. distinguished U.S. Navy veteran and Atria Kew Gardens resident.
Larry J. delivered his presentation in a new uniform awarded to him by the U.S. Navy. As a decorated combat veteran, he is also a recipient of the French Legion of Honor medal.
In addition to his compelling firsthand accounts of the historic events of the Normandy invasion, Larry shared an extensive display of personal mementos, photographs and correspondence with his fellow veterans, residents and visitors.
“We are proud to honor our many resident veterans for their outstanding service to our country, just as we remember and salute those who wear the uniform today,” explains Martin Ingber, the Engage Life Director at Atria Kew Gardens.
*Photography Credit: Martin Ingber