Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Veterans Service Agency invites female veterans and those on active duty to attend Nassau County’s 2nd Annual Women in the Military Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, May 10th from 11am-2pm at the Museum of American Armor, located at 1303 Round Swamp Road in Old Bethpage. This year’s ceremony honors five female WWII Veterans and brings together women with unique shared military experience, for camaraderie, empowerment, advocacy and charity. To attend, individuals must RSVP to (516) 572-6565.
County Executive Mangano stated, “Throughout history, women have taken on a variety of roles and ranks in our military and have served our nation with commitment, honor and leadership. Together, we will pause to recognize and thank women in the military for their contributions toward protecting freedom and democracy around the globe.”
Last year, County Executive Mangano proclaimed the first week in May as “Women in the Military Week” in Nassau, and announced the forming of Women in the Military (W.I.M.) Inc. which is headquartered in the County.
About the Nassau County VSA
The mission of the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency (VSA), in partnership with the Veterans Affairs both federal and state, is to provide all veterans and their dependents with the benefits they have earned; expand community outreach; and enhance the quality of life of the Nassau County veteran community. The VSA serves as an advocate for veterans’ compensation, pension, education, employment, training, referrals, vocational rehabilitation, and additional benefits for survivors, burial, and health care. The agency provides free transportation for veterans to the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital in Northport or the VA health clinics in East Meadow and Valley Stream.