November 21st, 2019 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, along with the Islip Town Board, paid tribute to the American Legions within the Town of Islip on the occasion of their 100th Anniversary this year. The recognition ceremony took place during the Town's November Town Board meeting.
Councilman John Cochrane, a retired Navy Captain, presented each American Legion Post Commander or representative with Certificates of Appreciation on behalf of the Supervisor and Town Board members: Bay Shore Post 365; Joseph Kovarick Post 1146; Joseph Loeffler Post 1006; Herold-Tierney Post 1039; Four “S” Post 1635; Rusy-Bohm Post 411; Smith-Weaver Post 651 and West Islip Post 1738. The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime Veterans service organization.
Also honored at the meeting, Frank Amalfitano, President and CEO of The United Veterans Beacon House on the occasion of the organization's 25th Anniversary. United Veterans Beacon House of Bay Shore provides essential services to assist Veterans in the journey toward successful independence after service.
"This month we celebrated Veterans Day, paying tribute to all those veterans who served and continue to serve our country. In keeping with that theme, today we honor The American Legion and The United Veterans Beacon House on their special anniversaries. We owe all Veterans respect, and our eternal gratitude," said Supervisor Carpenter.
Sayville High School senior Shaun Gibbons opened and closed the ceremony, singing the Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America acapella.