4. Public Viewing of ‘Just a Common Soldier’

Earlier in the week, veterans and active military will gather in Times Square for a public viewing and video presentation of the poem “Just a Common Soldier,” which will be played on a digital billboard on Tuesday, May 23rd. Hosted by The Times Square Advertising Coalition and actor/producer Tony Lo Bianco, the event begins at 10:25 am, and will feature a speech by U.S. Air Force veteran, Lt. Gen. Dick Newtown. According to organizers, it will provide New Yorkers with an intimate meet-and-greet experience with veterans and other service members.