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'Long Island at War' exhibit highlights LI's contributions, sacrifices

On Tuesday, the nation celebrated Veterans Day, a tradition that dates to Armistice Day, which was proclaimed in 1919 to honor those who served in World War I. But the nation — and Long Island — have been involved in wars going back to the Revolution.

"Long Island at War: Battle Front and Home Front," a popular exhibition at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, features the region's contributions and sacrifices, beginning with the Battle of Long Island in 1776. The exhibition includes photographs, paintings and artifacts such as uniforms worn by soldiers in the various wars and skirmishes.

There's free admission to the exhibition for seniors 62 and older on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to noon. The museum is otherwise closed on Tuesdays. "Long Island at War" runs through next month.

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