After spending the 2015-16 school year collecting donations, students in Mercy with a Mission at McGann-Mercy High School donated $13,000 to the Northport Veteran’s Association Medical Center Wednesday.
Specifically, the money is going to the Hero Hungry Help Project. READ
Here are details for local ceremonies and events scheduled in recognition of Veterans Day.
It’s hard for Debbie Venetz to pinpoint exactly when her family’s fight to secure military benefits after her husband, Anthony, died in Afghanistan took a turn toward positive resolution. READ
The Suffolk County Legislature has passed a bill designed to make life easier for veterans: designated parking spots at all county buildings.
Students at Bishop McGann-Mercy High School honored local veterans Friday in a ceremony that began with the raising of the American flag outside the school by the Commander of the American Legion in Riverhead, Michael Pankowsky. READ
When Riverhead Councilman John Dunleavy joined the Navy in 1957, the country was in a peaceful lull between the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Members of the Patriot Guard Riders at Monday’s press conference. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)
Peconic Bay Medical Center (PBMC) has announced it will offer healthcare services to military veterans at its new facility in Manorville starting Tuesday.
More than 400,000 soldiers are buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
One of them is Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Venetz Jr., who was brought back to the United States from Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on Jan. 30, 2011, two days after his death. He was carried off a plane at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware by seven servicemen on an U.S. Army carry team — an American flag draped over the case carrying his body.
Eleven days later, the Wading River native was laid to rest at Arlington with full military honors.
A married 30-year-old father of two, the Green Beret was remembered as a hero by those who attended his burial in section 60, site 9509 of America’s second most populated national cemetery.
That plot may be where Sgt. Venetz’s decade-long service to the military ended, but for the family he left behind, the battle continues today. (more…)