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Jennings veteran participates in NYC Veterans Parade

Posted at 4:45 PM, Nov 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-11 17:45:36-05

A Jennings veteran is spending her day in New York City after participating in the city’s Veterans Day Parade.

New York City boats the biggest Veterans Day celebration with about 30,000 people marching along Fifth Avenue.

Alongside United States Army Major Yolanda Poullard was her sister and a group from the Los Angeles-based UCLA Health Operation Mend.

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United States Army Major Yolanda Poullard participated in the New York City Veterans Parade alongside her sister and UCLA Health Operation Mend.

Operation Mend is a program that provides specialty healthcare services to service members or veterans injured in the line of duty (combat or training) post 9-11.

Poullard looked to Operation Mend after returning home from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and struggling with symptoms from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Jennings vet at NYC parade

When asked how she was feeling prior to her departure for New York City, Poullard said, “I’m looking forward to being around the Operation Mend team again and spending time with the other veterans,” said Poullard. “It is truly an honor to walk in the parade!”

Poullard is now retired after 18 years of service.