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Jennings veteran to participate in NYC Veterans Day Parade

Posted at 11:37 AM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 12:38:54-05

30,000 United States military veterans are expected to take to the streets of New York City on Sunday for the city’s annual Veterans Day Parade.  And this year, a veteran from Jennings will be among them.

Retired United States Army Major Yolanda Poullard and her sister will make the 1.2 mile march down Fifth Avenue on Sunday, November 11 with a contingent from UCLA Health Operation Mend in Los Angeles.

Yolanda Poullard
Retired U.S. Army Major Yolanda Poullard courtesy UCLA Health

A patient at the center, Poullard was treated for post-traumatic stress after her return from serving tours in Iraq and Afganistan. Poullard has 18 years of service in the Army.

Poullard says she is excited to reunite with the Operations Mend group when she arrives in New York City. Her flight left Thursday morning at around 6:00 am.

The New York City Veterans Day Parade is put on by the United War Veterans Council and is considered the largest veterans parade in the nation. Each year the parade honors the service of veterans and salutes those currently serving in the military. This year’s parade commemorates the centennial of the end of World War I (1918 to 2018).

The parade will be broadcast live on New York’s WPIX-TV 11 and online at Military.com.