FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2015
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Town Wraps Up FunDay Monday Season with Salute to Vets
More than 50 vets enroll for VA Healthcare card
North Hempstead, NY – Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board welcomed nearly 1,000 residents including scores of veterans to North Hempstead Beach Park on August 24th as the Town hosted its final FunDay Monday of 2015, which featured a Salute to our Veterans. Members of the Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and Army were on hand to recite their medleys, as Town officials and other attendees thanked them for their service.
Courtesy of Supervisor Bosworth and the Town’s Veterans Advisory Committee, representatives from the Northport Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center were on hand to enroll veterans for their VA healthcare cards. 51 patients were evaluated in the VA’s mobile van unit, many of whom are now eligible to receive their VA healthcare card. VA personnel also updated veterans on their eligibility for various benefits available to them.
Supervisor Bosworth said inviting the Northport VA mobile unit to the event was the result of a recent Town Veterans Advisory Committee meeting. She said, “I am so thankful to the Northport VA for visiting North Hempstead and providing our veterans with the services they so unquestionably deserve.” This is not the first time the Town has teamed up with the Northport VA; last year they partnered on a donation drive over the winter holidays, which will continue again this season.
The day also featured a Classic Car Show, and typical FunDay Monday favorites like live music, line dancing, Zumba, tai chi and a Farmer’s Market.
For more information on veterans services in the Town, log on to www.northhempsteadny.gov/veterans or call 311.
If you would like to see a video recap of this FunDay Monday event, check out North Hempstead Television (NHTV) on Channel 18 or 63 on Cablevision or Channel 46 on Verizon FIOS. NHTV programs are also available online at www.mynhtv.com or www.youtube.com/townofnorthhempstead.
Commander of Carle Place VFW, and Veteran's Advisory Committee member, Al Piscatelli; Supervisor Bosworth; VA Social Worker, Daniel C. Costello; and Dr. Paul Hamlin, Veteran.
Charley Boyd, former member of United States Marine Corps, leads the pledge of allegiance.
Daniel Costello explains the inner workings of the VA’s Mobile Unit to Supervisor Bosworth.
The Town’s Veterans Advisory Committee with elected officials.
Supervisor Bosworth and Councilwoman De Giorgio with Port Washington residents. From left, Tom Faticone, Councilwoman De Giorgio, Supervisor Bosworth, Baravara Faticone, Midge Guarino; Sitting: Vito Guarino and Tony Carpinelli