It was a quiet start to the week as I put some planning into my visit to the remaining 4 boroughs of New York City. With a limited amount of time available, I decided to visit one of the most important organizations of Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for new veterans, with over 200,000 Member Veterans and supporters nationwide. IAVA is a 21st Century veterans’ organization dedicated to standing with the 2.4 million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan from their first day home through the rest of their lives. Founded in 2004 by an Iraq veteran, their mission is to improve the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families. IAVA strives to build an empowered generation of veterans who provide sustainable leadership for our country and their local communities. They work toward this vision through programs in four key impact areas: supporting new veterans in Health, Education, Employment and building a lasting Community for vets and their families. I am proud to ride for these Veterans who have protected our liberties and freedom.
A portion of today’s article was taken from the IAVA website www.iava.org