Capt. Keith Robinson flew halfway around the world to see his daughter graduate from Columbia.
The parade for Iraq and Afghanistan vets would follow the Canyon of Heroes route in Manhattan.
Novelist Masha Hamilton will also read from her work at the event.
Active military members and recent vets have not been receiving the same benefits as other veterans.
Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis was awarded a Silver Star after he died saving a Polish soldier.
Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis, 24, was killed in Afghanistan shielding the soldier from a suicide bomber.
Dennis Tierney, called "The Hipster" by his unit in Afghanistan, is a minority at home and in the Army.
Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis, 24, was killed on Aug. 28, 2013.
Lt. Daniel L. Schwartz was scheduled to be the last of eight soldiers to go on trial for hazing.
The city removed a sculpture that Army Veteran Giovanni Gelardi said he erected for deceased military.
A uniformed skeleton lies in the Virgin Mary's arms on a Bedford Avenue corner of the park.
Sgt. Andrew Vanbockel has been found guilty of hazing that led up to the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen.
Members of the Green Berets celebrated the rededication of the "horse soldier" statue near the WTC PATH.
Staff Sgt. Blaine Dugas was sentenced to three months in a military prison but will remain in the Army.
Staff Sgt. Blaine Dugas pleaded not guilty to dereliction of duty for allowing the abuse.
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