Veterans, their family members, program staff and supporters, walked behind a huge banner on the streets of Manhattan.
In just 100 years, UCLA has grown into a world-class center of learning, research and health care.
The Thalians has directed its philanthropy toward UCLA Operation Mend since 2011, including a $1 million gift in 2014
Wounded Warrior Project funding will allow more post 9-11 veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and mild traumatic brain injury to receive treatment.
Ric Ryan, 72, has raised $125,000 to support veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
More than 60 people connected to the program joined the 40,000 parade participants saluting veterans.
The UCLA Health program provides surgical and medical treatment, and psychological health support for post-9/11-era service members, veterans and their families.
A contingent of more than 50 people, including 10 veterans, their family members, program staff and supporters, walked behind a huge Operation Mend banner
The three-year grant will fund an intensive treatment program for service members suffering from mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Ric Ryan, a Vietnam veteran who has raised thousands of dollars for UCLA Operation Mend, will walk with veterans, doctors and nurses from the program in America's biggest Veterans Day parade in New York City.
Mark Wise, a former infantry platoon leader who was wounded in 2009 by an IED in Afghanistan and underwent reconstructive surgery with UCLA’s Operation Mend, has completed his 200-mile trek to the South Pole along with 12 of his...