2017-05-25 / Front Page

County holds ceremonies to salute veterans

In recognition of all those who serve in our Armed Forces, Suffolk County hosted an event to honor these brave men and women. A host veterans organizations and public officials gathered to pay tribute to veterans and current service members and took part in the ceremonies.

 The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 11, AMVETS Massapequa, and the Central LI Chapter of Korean War Veterans Association posted the colors, and afterwards S.C. Leg. Tom Barraga, a Marine Veteran, said the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Keynote speaker of the event was Eric Hesse who is currently the Director of the NYS Division of Veterans Affairs, and is a retired US Army Colonel. Hesse spoke about the importance of taking care of veterans after they return home, and the sacrifices they have made to keep our country safe.

 “The sacrifices that our American heroes make are enormous,” said S.C. Leg. Kennedy. “I am proud to be an American. The United States would not be the country it is today without the sacrifices that our military service men and women make every day.”

 

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