Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency honored Joseph Filipiak, a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Navy, with a citation on Thursday, December 15th. After serving his nation, Joseph married and settled down in North Merrick, where he raised his family and lived in his home for more than 60 years. He currently resides at Sunrise Assisted Living in East Meadow.
“On behalf of the residents of Nassau County, I want to thank Joseph Filipiak and all of the veterans who served our country in times of war and peace and our servicemen and women who are now defending freedom around the world,” said County Executive Mangano. “We owe a deep debt of gratitude to all of our veterans and their families who shouldered those same burdens, days or decades ago, and thank them for the America we cherish today.”
Pictured from left to right, are: County Executive Edward P. Mangano; Barbara Johnson, daughter; Honoree Joseph Filipiak, WWII Veteran; Christopher Johnson, grandson; Ralph Esposito, Director of Veterans Services