Episode 2616 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the appearance of the Wall that Heals in NYC through an op-ed by James Hendon, the NYC Commissioner of the Department of Veterans’ Services. The op-ed appeared on QNS website titled: The Wall That Heals: A tribute to healing, unity and reflection.
James Hendon is the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Veterans’ Services. Previously, Commissioner Hendon served as Director of the NYU Veterans Future Lab, a small business incubator for practicing and aspiring entrepreneurs who are US Military Veterans or Veteran Spouses. A Veteran entrepreneur himself, Commissioner Hendon worked in the energy sector founding his own small business, operated as the COO for BlockPower, and helped successfully develop other small green energy-related business ventures. Prior to that, Commissioner Hendon worked as an Associate in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Deutsche Bank.
Before entering the civilian workforce, Commissioner Hendon spent seven years in the US Army as an Active Duty Infantry Officer where he deployed as a Mortar Platoon Leader and Battalion Public Affairs Officer to Iraq (2005), worked as an Admissions Officer for West Point (2006-2007), and served as the Senior Advisor to the Afghan Border Police in Afghanistan (2007-2009).
Commissioner Hendon is a 2002 graduate of West Point, a 2012 graduate of Harvard Kennedy School and Columbia Business School, and a 2015 graduate of the Earth Institute’s Program in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability.
Hendon wrote this in his op-ed about the visit of he Wall that Heals:In the words of Abraham Lincoln, “Honor to the Soldier and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause.” Let us honor our Vietnam Veterans by visiting The Wall That Heals and may its presence in our city be a testament to the enduring power of remembrance, healing and unity. Together, as we stand before The Wall That Heals, we can ensure that the sacrifices made by our Vietnam Veterans are never forgotten and their legacy of courage and resilience lives on in our hearts.
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Listen to episode 2616 and discover more about the appearance of the Wall that Heals in NYC through an op-ed by James Hendon, the NYC Commissioner of the Department of Veterans’ Services.