Nassau County, NY - May 11, 2016 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano was inducted into the Sons of the American Legion (SAL), Malverne Squadron, by Nassau County Veterans Service Agency Director Ralph Esposito and Past County Commander of the American Legion Frank Colon on May 9th. John L. Hassett Jr, MD, presented the County Executive with a cap, honoring him with membership into the American Legion as a son of a veteran. County Executive Mangano’s father, John Mangano, Sr. served the United States Army in the Korean War.
Founded in 1932, SAL exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires. SAL members include those whose parents or grandparents served in the United States Armed Forces and were eligible for American Legion membership. Members of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and Legion Riders comprise the Legion Family, which has a combined membership of nearly 4.2 million.
Since taking office in 2010, County Executive Mangano has enhanced services for Nassau’s 100,000 veterans, including free transportation to the Northport VA Hospital and the East Meadow Clinic. The Mangano administration also established 42 homes, located on Mitchel Field, to provide affordable housing for veterans and their families and an additional 18 homes for active-duty military personnel. Additionally, the County helped rehabilitate five two-bedroom townhouses in Hempstead for homeless veterans and their families. Last month, Nassau County enhanced opportunities for Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses to further participate in government contracts.
For more information on Veteran Service Agency programs, veterans may visit the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency at 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, Building Q, in East Meadow or can call (516)-572-6565. If transportation is needed, veterans may call (516) 572-6526.