As a Vietnam-era veteran who has been a resident of Queens for 36 years, and prior to that was born and raised in the Bronx, I can't believe the City Council would choose Melissa Mark-Viverito as speaker.
This is a woman that refuses to pledge her allegiance to the country where so many veterans from our great city fought and died for our flag and were covered by our flag when they died.
Queens has the largest number of veterans living in New York City, and we have some great politicians fighting for veterans rights and benefits. How can they look veterans in the eye after choosing a leader that won't pledge allegiance to the country we all served?
VVA Queens Chapter 32