Photos: Operation Forever Grateful

JOHN NEELY PHOTO | General Kropp congratulates Marine Corporal Shannon Fulford of Riverhead, who served tours of duty in Kuwait and Iraq.

More than 300 people packed into Polish Hall Saturday night to pay tribute to about 55 local veterans of the armed forces who have served since the Gulf War in the early 1990s.

The event, called Operation Forever Grateful, was hosted by Riverhead Town and organized by Councilman John Dunleavy, along with Liz Stokes and Linda Hulse.

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