At the fourth annual breakfast, Veterans will be given a symbol of appreciation by BP Oddo and DA McMahon. In addition, there will be a POW/MIA recognition ceremony.
Staten Island residents who were active members of the military during the period from 1955 to 1975 are eligible to attend the breakfast. Veterans may be asked to provide their DD-214 as proof of service.
“I am extremely thankful to all those who have dedicated their lives in service to protecting this country, and for that DA McMahon and I are happy to continue this ceremony. We hope this welcome home breakfast recognizes our Veterans who served bravely in the Vietnam War for their heroism, sacrifice and service to our country. Our veterans have made our freedom and way of life possible, and for this we continue to thank them,” said Borough President Jim Oddo.
“I am thrilled to once again partner with Borough President Oddo to give Staten Island’s Vietnam veterans the proper and long-overdue “Welcome Home” that they deserve for their service during that terrible conflict. These brave men and women continue to leave an indelible impact on our beloved borough, and this Breakfast has quickly become a meaningful tradition that fills the Borough President and me with pride and admiration for each and every one of them. I look forward to joining my friends once again this year for what will surely be a memorable morning,” said District Attorney Michael E. McMahon.
Veterans wishing to attend the ceremony must RSVP to Diane Marciuliano at (718) 816-2246 or DMarciuliano@statenislandusa.com by March 20th. When responding, please provide your name, phone number, branch of service and years of service.