The Mattituck-Laurel Library will host a special presentation of the film “Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam” — a documentary that takes a deeper look into the letters that were sent from battle during the Vietnam War, from numerous U.S. soldiers to friends and loved ones who were waiting back home for their safe return. READ
George Kunz of New Suffolk celebrated his 18th birthday in 1944 aboard on a troop train bound for the Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois. Last month, more than 70 years later, the 91-year-old finally received his high school diploma from the South Huntington School District. READ
Here are details for local ceremonies and events scheduled in recognition of Veterans Day.
Southold High School’s Class of 2020 is selling flags to honor veterans, current service members or ROTC cadets. Flags will be displayed on the school’s Memorial Meadow Field of Flags Nov. 5 through Dec. 8 and will be available for pickup by sponsors Dec. 9. READ
As a young man serving in the Marines during the Vietnam War, George Sullivan envisioned a career in the military. A mission to help rescue the crew of a downed helicopter altered that path, changing his life forever. READ
The Suffolk County Legislature has passed a bill designed to make life easier for veterans: designated parking spots at all county buildings.
Tuesday’s Flag Day installation dinner at American Legion Griswold Terry Glover Post 803 in Southold was a night of celebration. Honorees included new post commander Charles Sanders along with three 50-year members and three student scholarship winners. Past commanders were also recognized and new officers were officially sworn in.
Students at Bishop McGann-Mercy High School honored local veterans Friday in a ceremony that began with the raising of the American flag outside the school by the Commander of the American Legion in Riverhead, Michael Pankowsky. READ
Benjamin the golden retriever has several neat tricks to help his master, Joseph Worley. READ
Veterans on the East End will now be able to get their health care closer to home.
Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead was approved Tuesday as a member of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Choice Program, which allows veterans to get healthcare from non-VA hospitals and clinics. READ