Borough President Vito Fossella was proud to salute Vietnam veterans during a “Night of Recognition” held by members of the North Central Kiwanis Club of Staten Island at the Staaten in West Brighton.
The evening honored 61 veterans and paid tribute to the 85 men from Staten Island who were killed in action during the Vietnam War.
Each veteran was introduced by name as they entered the ballroom.
“Thank you to the North Central Kiwanis Club and this honor for Vietnam veterans,” said Borough President Fossella. “This flag and the USA still stand for freedom and our common denominator. Thank God for the North Central Kiwanis Club. To all of you who served we say, ‘thank you.’ We here on Staten Island honor you every day of the year.”
(Photos courtesy of Nicholas Farah)