Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Congressman Timothy Bishop (1st Congressional District) recently joined Long Island State Veterans Home (LISVH) Executive Director Fred S. Sganga and Stony Brook University President Samuel Stanley to formally announce a joint effort between the New York State Senate, the Long Island Congressional Delegation and the Veterans Administration that will deliver $16 million in funding for facility upgrades at the Home.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently joined with Senator Lee M. Zeldin (3rd Senate District) and his other colleagues in the State Senate to announce that funding for the continuation and expansion of the PFC Joseph Dwyer PTSD Peer-to-Peer Veterans Counseling program has been included in the recently approved 2013-14 state budget.
Initiated by Senator Zeldin, the program provides “peer-to-peer” counseling for veterans suffering from the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Since its inception last year, the program has been assisting veterans in four test counties: Suffolk, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Jefferson.
Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently had the honor of presenting Mr. Dennis Sullivan of Selden as his honoree for induction into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame at a special ceremony in Albany. Mr. Sullivan, who was accompanied to the ceremony by his wife Teresa, was honored for his service to his country during the Vietnam War and his continued dedication to fellow veterans since his service ended.
Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently had the privilege of presenting Mr. Edward J. Borowski as his honoree for induction into the New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame at a special ceremony in Albany. Mr. Borowski, who was nominated by his son Paul E. Borowski, served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Today is National Purple Heart Recognition Day – a day that provides every American with a moment to reflect on the heroic actions of those who protect our way of life. These brave men and women deserve our deep appreciation every day for their selfless efforts.
Days like today are a great reminder of their sacrifice and I would like to say thank you to each and every one of our servicemembers – those currently serving and those who have served in the past – for their dedication to our nation.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with his colleagues in the New York State Senate to honor our World War II veterans by adopting a resolution that commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Allied Army invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. This defining day in world history marked the beginning of the liberation of Europe and the eventual end of World War II.
The New York State Senate today passed 14 measures dedicated to improving the lives of veterans and honoring them for their exceptional service. The Senate today also celebrated the achievements of veterans from across the state during the Senate’s annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony.