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Bellone Announces $500,000 Capital Investment to Fund Netting to Protect Lt. Michael P. Murphy Navy Seal Museum

Written by Chris Boyle  |  28. September 2021

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Presiding Officer Rob Calarco today announced a $500,000 County capital investment to fund netting near the LT. Michael P. Murphy Navy SEAL Museum to protect both the public and the museum. The museum is located on County property and adjacent to the County’s West Sayville Golf Course.
 
The funding will replace netting on the east side of the driving range at West Sayville Golf Course to ensure safety.
 
“I cannot think of a better investment than one that protects the LT. Michael P. Murphy Navy SEAL Museum,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. “This museum will serve as a reminder of the sacrifices LT. Murphy and all of our service members make. The museum will honor his memory and celebrate the courage of others like him who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms.”
 
“I am proud to call Suffolk County the home of the LT. Michael P. Murphy Navy Seal Museum,” said Presiding Officer Rob Calarco. “I am even more proud that Suffolk County government can make the commitment to ensure the success of this project.”
 
“As Chairwoman of the Veterans and Consumer Affairs Committee, I am proud to support the County’s capital investment for the LT. Michael P. Murphy Museum,” said Majority Leader Susan A Berland. “This museum will educate generations to come on the sacrifices made by LT. Murphy and his colleagues and serve as a home to educate and train our future Navy Seals.”
 
Daniel J. Murphy, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, LT. Michael P. Murphy Navy SEAL Museum said: “The County funding of the golf towers and netting will not only provide a level of protection for all our visitors to the LT Michael P. Murphy Navy SEAL Museum located in Charles R. Dominy Park but continues to reflect County Executive Steve Bellone’s strong support to all our veteran’s institutions and veteran’s causes in general. We are delighted with this strong measure of support from Suffolk County and its citizens.”
 
Last week, County Executive Bellone joined officials at the museum site for the delivery of a replica SEAL Delivery Vehicle from the U.S. Navy, which is a manned submersible vehicle used to deliver United States Navy SEALs and their equipment for special operations and missions. The mini submarine S-D-V is a replica of the one that LT. Murphy trained in. 
 
The LT. Michael P. Murphy Navy Seal Museum is located in West Sayville on the grounds of the West Sayville Golf Course. The site, which broke ground in late 2017, will be the second Navy SEAL Museum to be built that will commemorate, reflect and ensure a continuing memory of all United States Naval Special Warfare Operators who have served and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our Country. 
 
Inside the museum, visitors will experience a museum and education center that makes personal and emotional connections to our Special Warfare Operators, and the ideals and values that govern the SEAL community.  Throughout the museum, visitors will have multiple opportunities to meet, interact with and learn about the SEAL Community through films and videos that will honor Navy SEALs. The Museum is expected to open in early 2022.

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