HAUPPAUGE — The Long Island Region Veterans Committee held a Veterans Day ceremony to pay tribute to the brave men and woman who served our country in the armed forces.

The program included special readings that caused attendees to reflect on the sacrifices that were made for the many civil liberties we enjoy. There was also a presentation of a wreath in memory of soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The Veterans Committee’s next event will be its annual holiday deliveries to residents of the Long Island State Veterans Home and the Northport VA Hospital. Every year, CSEA members donate personal care items such as toothpaste and shampoo. Committee members drop the donations off at the homes.

To donate items to veterans in need, deliver all new and unwrapped gifts to CSEA Long Island Region Headquarters at 3 Garet Place, Commack, NY 11725. Items will be delivered on Dec. 16, 2017.

— Wendi Bowie

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Wendi Bowie

Wendi Bowie is an award-winning journalist who has focused the majority of her career on covering Long Island news. Her efforts have earned her the Press Club of Long Island Media Award for Public Affairs and the Long Island Coalition for Fair Broadcasting Folio Award. Wendi was drawn to her current position as Communications Specialist for CSEA’s Long Island Region because it speaks to her strong desire to champion the rights of the common man and woman.

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