Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that:
Nassau County will mark this Veterans Day Weekend by unveiling a rare amphibious assault tank used by U.S. Marines during World War II– at The Museum of American Armor in Old Bethpage.
On Saturday, November 12th, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., the Landing Vehicle Tank which was used to liberate Japanese-held islands across the Pacific, will be joined in the field by a Stuart tank and other vehicles used by the Marines during its hard won campaigns during World War II.
County Executive Mangano invited residents, veterans, families and friends to this unique event as “we honor our hometown heroes and mark Veterans Day.”
Other armor on display will be a Cold War M48 Patton tank, a Sherman tank, the equally rare Dragon Wagon recovery vehicle as halftracks and other military vehicles. The program is made possible, in part, through the support of Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Stop & Shop Supermarkets.
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The County’s bi-annual Veterans Stand Down, will be on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Freeport Armory, 63 Babylon Turnpike, Freeport.
The free event – hosted by the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency with assistance from volunteers representing all service organizations – is intended to clothe & feed disadvantaged veterans. It will take place from 10am-2pm. These stand-downs also help returning veterans secure benefits, job counseling, legal advice and dental care.
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One of the nation’s largest bagel and bialy manufacturers will relocate its plant to Oceanside – with a $2.5 million investment in brick and mortar, that will generate $274 million in economic benefits for Nassau County, with almost $250,000 in net tax benefits. B&S Bialys/Bagels by Bell Ltd’s move will create 72 new jobs – that would otherwise have ended up in New Jersey, thanks to an agreement with the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (IDA). Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano said that B&S’s purchase of a 30,000-square foot industrial building on Royal Avenue in Oceanside, illustrates the continued confidence employers now have in Nassau County’s economy.”
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During remarks at Nassau’s annual Diwali Mela Celebration last week, County Executive Edward P. Mangano said that this special day symbolizes the “victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.”
“Diwali – the Festival of Lights – is a time for celebration, but it is also a time for reflection – a time when we must remember that there are less fortunate people out there; and this holiday reminds us all that we should commit ourselves to helping those less fortunate,” he said. “Many Indian Americans in my administration are helping me to help those in need in Nassau County.”
Diwali signifies the start of the New Year on the Hindu calendar, and translates into the ‘Festival of Lights.’
Indian American residents honored with a citation, at the Oct 28 celebration, include: a substitute teacher in the Syosset SD; a businessman, community leader and philanthropist; an Assistant Clinical Professor at SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn; a CPA in Mineola; District Treasurer of a Rotary Club and a mortgage broker for a leading South Asian mortgage company.