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Posted on: November 12, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Servicemembers, Essay Contest Winners Honored at Veterans Awareness Week Kick-off

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Town of Babylon Councilmembers Jackie Gordon and Tom Donnelly recently joined with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Suffolk County Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre and members of the Town’s Veterans Advisory Council to kick-off Veterans Awareness Week with a special ceremony at Town Hall, where winners of the annual student essay contest were honored. The ceremony served to honor the proud veterans of the Babylon Town community and show appreciation for the tremendous sacrifices that they have made for our county. At the ceremony, the winners of the student essay contest were given the opportunity to read their essays to those in attendance.

Pictured in the front row from left to right are Ricky Iverson of the Town of Babylon Veterans Advisory & Steering Council Committees; Nolan Johnson, first place essay contest winner from Copiague Middle School; Aurora Hurrell, first place essay contest winner from Albany Avenue Elementary School in Lindenhurst; Isabel Rosales, honorable mention recipient from Santapogue School in West Babylon; Evie Fitzpatrick, second place winner from Albany Avenue Elementary School; Brady Dolan, third place from Albany Avenue Elementary School; Veronica Szygalowicz, third place from Lindenhurst Middle School; Isabella Drago , second place from Lindenhurst Middle School; and Logan Iversen, honorable mention from Santapogue School.

Pictured behind them from left to right are Robert Romano of the Veterans Advisory & Steering Committees; Assemblywoman Jean-Pierrce; Presiding Officer Gregory; Councilwoman Gordon; County Executive Bellone; Councilman Donnelly; William Lindner of the Veterans Advisory and Steering Committees; Joe Ingino of the Veterans Advisory and Steering Committees; Mrs. Turner, Lindenhurst Middle School teacher; Mrs. Arm, Albany Avenue Elementary School Teacher; and Mrs. Marciano, Albany Avenue Elementary School teacher.

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