Borough President James Oddo and District Attorney Michael McMahon, who host the annual event, have decided to postpone the breakfast to err on the side of caution, concerned for the health of Veterans who would attend. The breakfast will be rescheduled for a later date.
With older adults at high risk for coronavirus and the CDC recommending that those at high risk stay at home as much as possible and avoid congregate settings, the Borough President and District Attorney have decided to postpone the breakfast to another time.
"The goal of our Welcome Home breakfast is to recognize Veterans who served bravely in the Vietnam War for their heroism, sacrifice and service to our country," noted Borough President Oddo. "While we are disappointed to have to postpone, it is much more important for our friends to stay healthy. We will hold the breakfast at another time when we can show our gratitude.”
“The Welcome Home Breakfast means a great deal to not just myself and the Borough President, but to the hundreds of Veterans who attend each year. In keeping with the spirit of the event, that is, giving a long overdue “thank you” to all Staten Islanders who served in Vietnam, we are putting the health and safety of our Veterans above all else. I look forward to getting this event back on the calendar in the near future,” said District Attorney McMahon.
Veterans who have already responded to the breakfast will be notified of the postponement and a new invitation will be disseminated when another date has been chosen for the event. If there are any questions, please contact Diane Marciuliano at 718-816-2246.