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United Veterans Organization Hosts Veterans Day Service at Eisenhower Park

United Veterans OrganizationNassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined County Legislators Laura Schaefer and Rose Walker, members of the United Veterans Organization (UVO) and members of Long Island’s health care community, at the UVO’s annual Veteran’s Day service at Veteran’s Plaza in Field 6 of Eisenhower Park on Sunday, November 5th. The event included an opening address by County Executive Mangano and a performance by the St. Agnes Choir.

 

“On behalf of the residents of Nassau County, I thank all of the veterans who served our country in times of war and peace and our servicemen and women who are now defending freedom around the world,” said County Executive Mangano. “Today, at this beautiful memorial, we gather to recognize the sacrifices of those brave men and women, and vow to never forget all that they did to preserve the American Dream. Let us go forward with a personal pledge to honor our veterans each day and work together to improve their lives, as they did ours.”

 

Pictured above (left to right) are Irene Auteri-Feguson RN, MA of Adelphi; Professor Marilyn Klainberg of Adelphi; Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer; Angelo Ciotta, Iwo Jima Survivor; Elaine Smith Dean of Adelphi; Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano; Claire Shulman, Former Queens Borough President and 1946 Adelphi Nursing Alumnus; Ann Callahan-Dick, Nursing Cadet, WWII; Dorothy Lonnergan, Nursing Cadet Alumnus; Eleanor Moffatt, Alumnus of St. John’s Hospital in Queens; Ralph Esposito, Director of Nassau County Veterans Services; Nassau County Legislator Rose Walker; and NY State Assemblyman Edward Ra. (In the rear are current nursing students at Adelphi University).

 

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Mangano And The United Veterans Organization Host Veterans Day Ceremony

 United Veterans Organization Veterans Day Ceremony

Connie Steers, First Vice President of the United Veterans Organization; Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano; and U.S. Army Captain Robert G. Moore, Keynote Speaker

In recognition of those who served our nation in the United States Armed Forces, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the United Veterans Organization (UVO) – led by President William Harms – hosted a Veterans Day Ceremony on Sunday, November 6th at Veterans Memorial Plaza in Eisenhower Park. United States Army Captain Robert G. Moore served as keynote speaker at the ceremony and UVO Chaplain Ted Schuster delivered the innovation.

 

County Executive Mangano stated, “We salute the spouses, sons, daughters, mothers and fathers of our deployed military throughout this country and recognize their sacrifice with admiration. At this beautiful memorial, we vow to never forget the sacrifices made by our veterans and all that they did to preserve our American Dream.”

 

Since taking office in 2010, County Executive Mangano and the Veterans Service Agency (VSA) have enhanced services for Nassau’s 100,000 veterans, including free transportation to the Northport VA Hospital and the East Meadow Clinic. The Mangano administration also established 42 homes, located on Mitchel Field, to provide affordable housing for veterans and their families and an additional 18 homes for active-duty military personnel. Additionally, the County helped rehabilitate five two-bedroom townhouses in Hempstead for homeless veterans and their families. Nassau – an officially declared Purple Heart County – hosts a Veteran Stand Down twice a year along with United Veterans Organization (UVO) which provides free food, clothing and access to valuable services for disadvantaged veterans.

 

The Nassau County VSA advocates for hometown heroes and their dependents with the United States Veterans Administration, as well as New York State and Nassau County agencies. VSA Counselors are available to educate veterans on programs and benefits in which they are entitled to, as well as assist individuals with financial and economic issues. For more information, veterans may visit the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency at 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, Building Q, in East Meadow or call (516) 572-6565. If transportation is needed, veterans may call (516)-572-6526.

 

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Wall Of Remembrance In Eisenhower Park

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano in conjunction with the United Veterans Organization and Nassau County Veterans Service Agency present the Wall of Remembrance, to be displayed in Eisenhower Park, parking field 8 from Sunday, September 8th through Thursday, September 12th, marking the first time the memorial will be displayed in New York. The United Veterans Organization of Nassau County will be holding an opening ceremony on Sunday, September 8th at 4:00 p.m.

 

The Wall of Remembrance is a one of a kind traveling memorial that pays tribute to all those lost on September 11th, 2001, as well as the fallen heroes and veterans who answered the call to defend our freedom over the past 30 years in the Global War on Terrorism. The Wall of Remembrance stands 94 feet long by 6 feet high and is made up of 31 panels. Currently, there are almost 11,000 names on the wall. The full color time line goes from 1983 to the present day.

 

“I am honored to present the Wall of Remembrance here in Eisenhower Park to pay tribute to the veterans and all of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation’s freedom and ensuring our safety in the Global War on Terror,” said County Executive Mangano.

 

About Eisenhower Park

 

Eisenhower Park is located in East Meadow, with entrances on Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue. As one of the largest public spaces in the New York metropolitan area, Eisenhower Park offers a full range of athletic and family activities, including one of the finest swimming facilities in the U.S., three world-class golf courses, dozens of athletic fields and courts, picnic areas, playgrounds, fitness trails and more. In addition, the Park includes beautiful Memorials to the Nation’s veterans, as well as to the Nassau County Firefighters and County residents who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. For further information, contact the Parks Public Information Office at: (516) 572-0200 or visit the Nassau County Parks, Recreation and Museums website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.

 

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