Staff Sergeant Rocco Moretto Way

Delighted to share some incredible news: 41st Street in Astoria, NY will officially be renamed SSgt Rocco Moretto Way. As many of you know,  Rocco was a  longtime resident of Astoria (69 years!), so this a great honor for the late World War II and D-Day veteran and his family. The street co-naming bill containing Staff Sergeant Rocco […]

Pat Gualtieri, Vietnam Vet, Executive Director of United War Veterans Council, and long-time producer of NYC’s Veteran’s Day Parade Passes Away

Patrick L. Gualtieri, a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam who helped build a struggling New York City Veterans Day Parade into America’s Parade, the largest celebration of service in America, died July 21 after a short illness. Pat Gualtieri, 70, was born and raised in Brooklyn. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966-68, including […]

Rocco on Fox 5 News – Memorial Day

May 25, 2015 – Rocco, along with veteran Brian Adam Jones, represented United War Veterans Council on Fox5News (NY) with Ernie Anastos on Memorial Day (May 25).  On the 6:00 news, Anastos interviewed both Moretto and Jones, asking about their personal experiences with war and how they cope with losing comrades.  Moretto fought in World War II and Jones fought […]

70th Anniversary of V-E Day

This May 8 will mark the 70th Anniversary of V-E Day, the day Allied forces declared victory in Europe, signifying the official end of World War II (May 8, 1945).  The Czech Republic recognizes this day as Liberation Day – the day they were liberated from Nazi Germany.  Towards the end of the war in 1945, Rocco […]

Battle of The Bulge – 70th Anniversary

Today marks the 70th Anniversary of the end of the World War II battle that was fought in Belgium and Luxembourg from December 1944 through January 1945.  On December 16, with the onset of winter, the German army launched a counteroffensive that was intended to cut through the Allied forces in a manner that would turn the […]