Two Simple Words: Say Thank You to the Men and Women of the Armed Forces
Say Thank You to the Men & Women Who Protects Us Here in New York and Around the World
An average deployment on a ship or submarine is 12 months. Once a year, the USO –with your support – has a unique opportunity to show our men and women of the sea services that we are grateful for their sacrifice and service. More than 4,500 Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen will sail into New York harbor for what has become an annual tribute to the Nation’s Sea Services – Fleet Week New York.
Many of these service members will visit the Big Apple for the first time, on ships arriving in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island. This year, your support will give visiting service members the chance to spend Memorial Day at Citi Field, where they’ll enjoy Mets Military Appreciation Day and be recognized for their service to our nation.
The USO will be out in full force throughout Fleet Week. Volunteers will be standing up and running full service pop-up USO Centers on the Piers, providing free food and beverages to our sailors on ships at several locations in NYC, hosting a welcome concert at the Hard Rock Café, distributing thousands of free and discounted tickets to NYC attractions, shows and sporting events – and so much more.
Please help us show these young men and women just how grateful we are for what they are doing for us. Activities like the ones listed above require a special financial commitment on our part, which is why we’re asking you to show your support. Your tax-deductible donation will help the USO make these military appreciation activities possible and a memorable experience for all participants.