Our Brave Men and Women
A blog post by Mayor-elect Jim Kenney
This past Sunday, Philadelphia held our first Veterans Day Parade, and if I have anything to say about it, our first of many to come!
It was a beautiful day to honor our brave men and women, and I was overwhelmed with emotion thinking about their service for our country. But it was also an important reminder for me, that we owe our heroes much more than a parade when they come home.
As we spend today thanking our Veterans, honoring their bravery and their service, let’s also remember that to honor the legacy of our Veterans, we need to make sure we are doing everything we can to take care of them when they return home.
One of my favorite parts of the parade was running into Mr. Bynum. Mr. Bynum was one of the first African Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corps as part of the Montford Point Marines.
Today, and every day, I’m so grateful to Mr. Bynum, and all the brave men and women like him who served our nation.
Thank you for your service and your heroism.