NEW YORK – On Saturday morning in honor of all the men and women, who serve in our Armed Forces, Suffolk County hosted an event to honor these brave men and women. A whole host of people gathered to pay tribute to veterans and current service members, Legislator Kennedy (R-Nesconset) were among those who took part in the ceremonies honoring our brave men and women who defend our freedoms.
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 Legislator 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 Legislator Kennedy. “I am proud to be an American because of the hard work and sacrificial service of our Armed Forces, the United States would not be the country it is today without the sacrifices that our military service men and women make every day. I am also proud of all that we do here at home in Suffolk County to help our veteran population, I want to thank Tom Ronayne, the Director of Suffolk County Veteran Services, and Fred Sganga, the Director of the Long Island State Veterans Home, as well as all the other organizations who are working hard for our veterans.”
For more information about this event or other events in the community, please call our office at (631)-854-3735 or log onto Legislator Kennedy’s Facebook page at facebook.com/legislatorlesliekennedy.
Photo Provided by Suffolk County Legislator Leslie Kennedy. Pictured Above: (Legislator Steve Stern, Legislator Tom Barraga, Legislator Tom Muratore, Legislator Kevin McCaffrey, Comptroller John Kennedy, Congressman Lee Zeldin, Legislator Leslie Kennedy, with veterans) Press Release by Zach Viola. Press Release Made Available by the Office of Suffolk County Legislator Leslie Kennedy.
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