Nominations are currently being sought for the Town of Oyster Bay’s Veterans Volunteer Awards, which will take place prior to the Town’s Annual “Salute to America” on Tuesday, July 11th, at John J. Burns Town Park in Massapequa, according to Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino.
“If you know of a veteran who deserves special recognition for their continuing advocacy or exemplary community service, or an individual who has staunchly supported veterans, please submit a completed nomination form to the Town of Oyster Bay’s Department of Community & Youth Services no later than June 20, 2017,” Supervisor Saladino said. “Forms are available by calling the Town of Oyster Bay’s Department of Community and Youth Services at (516) 797-7925 or downloaded on the homepage of the Town’s Website at www.oysterbaytown.com.”
Nominations are being accepted in three different recognitions, a Lifetime Achievement Award, a Volunteer of the Year Award and the Non-Veteran (Friend of Veterans) Volunteer of the Year Award.
Supervisor Saladino noted that “Salute to America,” a patriotic evening of top flight musical talent and fireworks, is a thank you to all of our veterans and active military for protecting the freedoms we enjoy each and every day as Americans.
“The program stands as an important reminder that their sacrifices are remembered and greatly appreciated,” Supervisor Saladino said. “It also provides the ideal backdrop to recognize veterans and individuals who continue to actively serve in the community and advocate for issues and concerns relative to veterans. I hope you will consider submitting a nomination of an individual who deserves special recognition for their continued exemplary efforts in the veteran community.”