As we all spend the waning hours of daylight enjoying the day off, or passing by the closed banks and libraries, we are reminded at every turn that today is Veterans Day. Officially declared a national holiday in 1954, it has its roots in Armistice day, when hostilities ceased, ending World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, 1919. The day is intended to honor and thank veterans in all branches of the military for their involvement in all of America’s military conflicts.
In honor of Veterans Day we asked you and your neighbors to call out those special veterans they’d like to personally thank by sharing their names on our Facebook pages across the area. Here’s what you contributed:
Subi Chockalinga A few people within our own Westhampton Community; Ralph Beaver, John Cable, John Chip Bancroft, Shelby Moore, Bancroft, Rob Sçrîþñêr, Matt Lewis, Devin Mclaughlin, Robert Bancroft, Al Tudisco, Kerry Laube, James Hadley. Around Southampton town there's Christopher Florea, Chris Kohnken, Nikko Jones, Dylan Flynn. Thank you to all who serve our country and to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. God Bless the USA!!! Also Jacob Lappin
Robert F. Sheridan Capt. Arthur J. Sheridan. Now at rest at Calverton National Cemetery.
Tim Albrecht My profile picture is of Capt. Charles Albrecht Jr., in 1968. He is a Vietnam Vet, 118 COMBAT missions as a navigator on B-52, member of Strategic Air Command and a full time Montauk resident. Thank you Dad for your service! You are a hero!
Bob Corwin Thank you to my Dad Everett 'Butch' Corwin 7th Batt/ 8th Artillery Vietnam 1968.
Sean Kazmark Larry Goldfarb USN Veteran Patchogue Ny
Rob Fleming Sgt. Sean Fleming- Afghan War Vet, Connetquot graduate, Patchogue enthusiast!
Jennifer Kliche My husband Mark Kliche USCG....disabled Vet; however, thankfully the healthiest disabled Vet you could ever meet
Marion Warren I would like to Thank Veteran Charlie Waters for all his past and present help with the Veterans .
Marie Giannino-Stewart Thank you to my father in law. John Stewart Sr. Combat Wounded-Purple Heart Receiver. US MARINE