November 22, 2011
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Legislator Rose Walker attended the Nassau County “Veterans Stand Down” event which the county in coordination with the United Veterans Organization (UVO) held at the 1st Marine Corps District Headquarters in Garden City. The Stand Down was hosted by the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency with assistance from volunteers representing all service organizations.
“It was great to visit with some of the bravest men and women from our area who have served this nation with honor,” said County Executive Mangano. “Events such as this provide resources to our heroes and I thank everyone who helped make this event such a success.”
Veterans received assistance with securing entitled benefits, job counseling and legal advice at the Stand Down. Clothes and food donated from the community were available to the veterans, as well as haircuts, medical screening and enrollment in the VA health care system. Veterans also received a hot Thanksgiving lunch.
Representatives from Nassau County government agencies participated, including the Departments of Social Services, Health, and Human Services. Private agencies were also on hand to assist veterans, including The Salvation Army, the New York State Department of Labor, The Department of Veterans Affairs, New York State Division of Veterans Affairs and The Red Cross.
Any veteran seeking assistance can contact the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency at (516) 572-6560.