Farmingville, NY - During the week surrounding Veterans Day, Councilwoman Valerie M. Cartright and her office took the time to recognize all who served to defend our freedom. On November 2nd, Councilwoman Cartright honored Setauket resident and Purple Heart recipient, Sgt. Harry Janson, Sr., for his exemplary military service and recognized Suffolk County Commander Sabrina Lacy for her tireless work on behalf of Veterans at the Gold Coast Veterans Event in Islandia.
On November 8th at John T. Mather Hospital, Councilwoman Cartright was honored to join hospital staff, administration, the Auxiliary and volunteers who gathered to say “thank you” to the Veterans of our community. The Veterans were honored with dedicated flags and pins, and monetary donations were also accepted to support the Veterans Need Fund at Mather Hospital.
Councilwoman Cartright's office also attended Stony Brook University’s annual Veterans Day event, “Honoring All Who Served,” on the same day (bottom left photo). United States Marine Veteran and CEO OF M&C Venture Group, Osbert Oduna, was one of the many Veterans honored at Wednesday’s event. Oduna continues to serve his country today, outside of his uniform, by helping rebuild homes in devastated areas.
On Veteran's Day, Councilwoman Cartright joined the American Legion at a wreath laying ceremony at the flagpole in Port Jefferson Village and a second ceremony at Post 432 in Port Jefferson Station. Both ceremonies commemorated all who had fallen and all who had served.
“We should continue to remember our Veterans throughout the year. They have not only served our country well, but they continue to serve our communities in so many ways,” Councilwoman Cartright stated.
Visit the American Legion or Long Island State Veterans Home to learn more about how you can support and serve our local Veterans.