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Assemblyman Ed Ra Hosts Free Veterans BBQ in Franklin Square

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Ra: "It is truly an honor to be able to meet with some of the fine men and women who have served our country."

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Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) welcomed local veterans to a free BBQ at VFW Post 2718 on Thursday, August 9.

Photo by: Office of Assemblyman Ed Ra

Franklin Square, NY - August 21, 2018 - On Thursday, August 9, Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) was thrilled to welcome local veterans and their guests to the VFW Post 2718 in Franklin Square for a free BBQ. The event had over 75 attendees with veterans from WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Post Advocate John McManamy was presented with an award for his outstanding service to the U.S. and his local community. In addition to food and refreshments, the Nassau County Veterans’ Service Agency, Nassau County Clerk’s office and the Northport VA were present to provide veterans with information regarding the services and programs available to them.
 
“It is truly an honor to be able to meet with some of the fine men and women who have served our country,” said Ra. “I am also happy to provide them with the opportunity to connect with other veterans and with organizations such as the Nassau County Veterans’ Service Agency, Nassau County Clerk’s office and the Northport VA. This is a great chance for them to learn more about what is available to them and to gain support within our community. I look forward to hosting this event for many years to come.”
 
Assemblyman Ra represents the 19th Assembly District.