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The dedication and sacrifice of America’s military has not been lost on the Lindenhurst community. And for that, the village will be honored with a free concert by multiplatinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw.
Lindenhurst’s 23,771 messages of appreciation for veterans and active duty service members gave the community the win in the Applebee’s Thank You Movement promotion, according to a recent...Read more »
Lions Clubs International’s board of directors recently approved a special pilot program to waive the charter or entrance fee for U.S. Veterans of all ages.
The “Involve a U.S. Veteran” program waives the charter or entrance fee for any qualifying veteran in the United States who joins a new or existing Lions club through June 30, 2015.
Lions Clubs International, which has chapters throughout...Read more »
Adding to the tables and shelves filled with boxes of stuffing and nonperishables, Michele and Scott Beauchamp dropped off two turkeys, a ham and all the fixings.
They were among the families that stopped by Boots on the Ground NY’s Veteran Activity Center in Ronkonkoma to donate turkeys and other thanksgiving items on Saturday.
Boots on the Ground, an organization run by military veterans,...Read more »
LONG BEACH Long Beach has received an $8,529 state grant to provide services to veterans who live in the city.
The grant was provided by the state Office of General Services on behalf of the state Division of Veterans Affairs, according to documents filed at city hall.
The Long Beach City Council voted to allow City Manager Jack Schnirman to accept the grant on Wednesday night at its...Read more »
Wearing his U.S. Army uniform adorned with a commanding officer symbol, Gary Vertichio was thrilled to spend his Sunday morning being served breakfast by U.S. Naval Sea Cadets.
“I am having a hard time containing how great it is to see the cadets serving the breakfast,” the Sayville resident, 70, said. “They are exceptional.”
Vertichio, a Vietnam veteran, was one of the 150 veterans...Read more »
At 19 years old, U.S. Marine Salvatore Scarlato said he didn’t truly understand the purpose of the Korean War until he touched down on Korea’s west coast in April 1952.
The war had started on June 25, 1950 when communist North Korea, which was backed by the Soviet Union, invaded democratic South Korea with the intent of unifying north and south under communist rule. Scarlato was among the...Read more »
Joe Verrone, commander of Plainview Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5942, drew the fourth graders in by showing the combat medals awarded for his service that were pinned to his hat.
Verrone was one of 10 veterans from the VFW post who spoke about their service to nearly 180 third- and fourth-graders at Parkway Elementary School in Plainview during the school’s “Bring a Veteran to School Day”...Read more »
In honor of Veterans Day, the Town of Huntington invites the public to two events to remember those who have served in the U.S. military.
On Sunday at 9 a.m., the town’s annual Veterans Day Program and Wreath Ceremony will take place at Veterans Plaza, on the front lawn of Huntington Town Hall.
Town officials will honor William Ober, commandant of the Huntington detachment of the Marine...Read more »
What if your community could host a free concert featuring multiplatinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw? Would you send a simple thanks to one of your local veterans?
Last month, Applebee’s named the artist the voice of this year’s Thank You Movement, an ongoing military appreciation effort that will provide “the most thankful neighborhood” in America with a concert for its veterans, but open...Read more »