ROCKY POINT, NY – To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker honored local Vietnam veterans with special pins and proclamations at an appreciation breakfast on Sunday, October 22. Legislator Anker, Vice Chairwoman of the Suffolk County Veterans Committee, was joined by philanthropist and military advocate, Steve Castleton, to award 20 medals to local veterans and their families at Rocky Point VFW Post 6249.
“It is important that we take time to honor our military men and women for their service and sacrifice,” said Legislator Anker. “As the daughter of a disabled Navy veteran, I understand that our military often goes unrecognized. Through the commemoration program and with the special pins, we honor and recognize Vietnam veterans for their service.”
Former President Barack Obama proclaimed May 28, 2012 to November 11, 2025 as the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. Through the commemoration program, federal, state, and local officials and encouraged to honor the 3 million Vietnam veterans and their families. Through his work with veterans, Steve Castleton has awarded 7,500 medals to Vietnam veterans across the nation. For more information about the commemoration program through the Department of Defense, please visit www.vietnamwar50th.com. If you know a Vietnam veteran who would like to receive a pin, please contact Legislator Anker’s office at 631-854-1600.