Senator John E. Brooks (SD-8) today invited local residents of the 8th Senate District to nominate veterans from their community to be honored in this year's New York State Veterans’ Hall of Fame.
Long Island, NY - March 15, 2017 - Senator John E. Brooks (SD-8) today invited local residents of the 8th Senate District to nominate veterans from their community to be honored in this year's New York State Veterans’ Hall of Fame.
The Veterans’ Hall of Fame is designed to pay tribute to New Yorkers whose bravery and courage in the U.S. Armed Forces is complemented by their service to the community.
“The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect our freedom. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment,” said Senator Brooks.
The Senate will honor one Veteran from the 8th Senate District along with other honorees from throughout the state on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at a ceremony in Albany. Each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of a special online exhibit proclaiming the contributions of these exemplary New York Veterans.
The New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from New York who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life. Their honorable service to our nation deserves the special recognition that only a Hall of Fame can provide, as a fitting expression of our gratitude and admiration.
To submit a nomination, visit Senator Brooks’ website here. The deadline to submit a nominee is Monday, April 10th. Residents with any questions are encouraged to call Senator Brooks’ District Office at 516-882-0630.
Senator John E. Brooks is a Long Island native whose family history on Long Island dates back to the 1600s. He represents the South Shore of Long Island in Eastern Nassau and Western Suffolk Counties including: Baldwin Harbor, Bellmore, North Bellmore, Farmingdale, East Farmingdale, Freeport, Massapequa, Massapequa Park, East Massapequa, Merrick, North Merrick, Roosevelt, Seaford, Wantagh, Amityville, North Amityville, North Babylon, West Babylon, and parts of Baldwin, Copiague, Lindenhurst, South Hempstead, Wynandanch, and Wheatley Heights. Senator Brooks’ legislative priorities include lowering the tax burden facing Long Island families, tackling government corruption, and ensuring that all students receive the highest quality education possible.