NYC veterans group focuses on needs not kneeling

Dan McSweeney spent 11 years with the United States Marine Corps. If anyone knows what veterans need, he does. He is with the United War Veterans Council, which advocates on a variety of issues veterans face. The council also produces the annual New York City Veterans Day Parade.

McSweeney said that New York City offers several resources to help veterans with employment, education, housing, and health and wellness.

The UWVC said its research shows the number of veterans living on city streets has gone down, but homelessness remains a big problem.

The president's tweet Sunday implying that kneeling during the national anthem was disrespectful to veterans has now prompted a number of veterans to take sides.

McSweeney won't enter the fray but opted instead to focus on what being a veteran means to him.