The third annual ceremony, which continues the 13-year commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the conflict, honored those who served in the U.S. Armed Forced during the Vietnam War era.
"I’ve been around you guys for a long time," said BP Oddo. "A lot of you guys have become my friends. I’ve heard your stories. I still have no idea what you experienced, no idea what you saw, no idea what kind of sacrifice you made, no idea how much of yourself you left in Vietnam."
In addition to remarks by Borough President Oddo and District Attorney McMahon, speakers also included Jeff Roth, Deputy Commissioner of the NYC Department of Veterans Services.
At the event, Dennis and Mary McLoone presented the White Table, a POW/MIA recognition ceremony.
Following the event, all of the Veterans were presented with a custom Staten Island Vietnam Veteran cap as a symbol of recognition of their service.
Over 165 Vietnam Veterans attended the breakfast.
Click here to listen to BP Oddo’s remarks to Staten Island Vietnam Veterans.