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.
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.
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.