In honor of Memorial Day, on Monday, May 25, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. partnered with Frank Russo and Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach to provide free grab-and-go lunches for veterans.
“With Memorial Day happening this year during the COVID-19 pandemic, all parades were canceled,” explained Addabbo, a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs. “I still wanted to do something to honor our veterans, so I had the idea of providing them we free lunch. I would like to thank Frank Russo and the entire Russo’s staff for their partnership and for helping to make this day special for our veterans. I am optimistic that conditions will improve by Veterans Day, so we can honor veterans with the ceremonies and fanfare they deserve.”