For Immediate Release Contact: Collin Nash
April 14, 2009 (516) 869 7794
North Hempstead Joins History Channel to Launch “Thank a Veteran at Work 2009” Program
Manhasset, NY—Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the North Hempstead Town Board invite veterans and veterans’ organizations from throughout the town to join in launching a celebration of the region’s armed services: Thank a Veteran at Work 2009.
Sponsored by the History Channel and the American Airpower Museum, the event celebrating Long Island’s more than 170,000 veterans will take place Monday, April 20th from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Mary Jane Davies Park on Plandome Road in Manhasset, across from Town Hall.
The goal of the History Channel’s initiative—a follow up on the 2008 Take a Vet to School Day program—is to honor the contributions of veterans while highlighting the crucial role veterans play in our communities, our work places and our nation while opening an avenue for them to connect with the public.
Complete with a display of period World War II military vehicles, the day-long countywide event will start at 10:30 a.m. in the Rotunda of the Old Nassau County Courthouse in Mineola.
Following the Mineola reception, an entourage or veterans, History Channel and American Airpower Museum representatives will then proceed to the town of Hempstead for a tribute there before coming to North Hempstead and ultimately on to the town of Oyster Bay.
The History Channel will be filming the event throughout the day as it unfolds.
We hope members of the various veterans’ organizations throughout North Hempstead will join us to help celebrate the men and women who bravely put their lives on the line to defend the freedom we hold so dear and those who, in the process, paid the ultimate price.