NYC Veterans Care Center : [250,000th Veteran Served Ceremony]

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This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Speeches in honor of the 250,000th veteran served at the NYC Veterans Service Center, 500 Park Ave.

Rosenberg and Baruch talk about the importance of creating programs to help vets. Major General Erskine says caring for veterans is a profitable investment. George Loomis, the 250,000th vet who received help at the center speaks about his experience looking for work after returning home. Rosenberg, and later O'Dwyer, acknowledge the influence of Mayor La Guardia on the city's efforts for veterans. Bernard Davis reads a message from Thomas Dewey.

Reporter sends the broadcast back to the studio, but the program continues.

Louis Hollander speaks about labor. Rosenberg introduces Clare Francis, chairman of General Foods, who discusses re-employment and production. William Collins, of American Federation of Labor, speaks.

[Poor quality original.]

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69329
Municipal archives id: LT438