Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency (VSA) honored our nations’ veterans and presented Distinguished Service Awards to five local veterans for their continued work in the community. Cherie Steers was presented with the Distinguished Veteran Service Award at the ceremony on Saturday, August 6th in Eisenhower Park.
Cherie Steers is the wife of a Vietnam Veteran. For over 25 years, Cherie has made monthly visits to the VA Medical Center in Northport to spend time with those veterans who have returned from the battlefield. Many of the veterans Cherie visits are at the VA for extended periods of time. She has also volunteered her time collecting clothing and toiletries for veterans in need and has helped distributed these products at VSA Stand Downs. Cherie is a 38-year member of the VFW Auxiliary and supporter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Vietnam Veterans of America (Chapter 82).
County Executive Mangano stated, “On behalf of Nassau County’s 1.3 million residents, I thank Cherie Steers for her service and dedication to our nations’ veterans. We salute Cherie for her continued selflessness, exemplary volunteerism and dedication to helping veterans in need of assistance.”
Pictured from left to right are: Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Honoree and Veteran Cherie Steers and Veteran Service Agency Director Ralph Esposito