Senator Martins, Congresswoman Rice and Long Island Air Force Association
Honor Local Vietnam Veterans
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), Congresswoman
Kathleen Rice and the Long Island Air Force Association recently honored 33
local Vietnam veterans for their brave and devoted service to our nation.
Each of the veterans received the Vietnam 50th Anniversary
Commemorative Medal at a ceremony held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum.
The medals were issued as part of the national Vietnam War Commemoration,
which the federal government created to honor and pay tribute to all
Vietnam veterans. The Long Island Air Force Association is one of the US
Department of Defense’s commemorative partner organizations which works to
ensure that Long Island’s Vietnam veterans are recognized and thanked for
Senator Martins and Congresswoman Rice presented the veterans with
their medals and thanked each of them for serving our country.
“It’s important that these local heroes hear something they should’ve
heard as soon as they returned home from Vietnam; ‘thank you for your
service.’ Each of them answered the call to serve, made sacrifices and
risked their lives fighting for our country. We can never thank our
veterans enough, and this ceremony is another way to show them the respect
and appreciation they’ve earned and deserve for their service,” said
Senator Martins is pictured congratulating one of the Vietnam
veterans who received the Vietnam 50th Anniversary Commemorative Medal.