Persaud honors local veterans

Sen. Roxanne Persaud at the Kings County Democratic Headquarters in Canarsie on Election Night during the midterm elections.
Photo by Nelson A. King

Brooklyn Senator Roxanne J. Persaud on Veteran’s Day celebrated veterans in her 19th Senatorial District at a nearby senior citizen.

The senator personally thanked the senior veterans of the Millennium Development at a ceremony at the Abe Stark Neighborhood Center in Canarsie, Brooklyn, honoring the senators with certificates.

The Millennium Development Encompasses the Vandalia Neighborhood Center, Philip Howard NORC, Penn Wortman Neighborhood Center, Mill Basin Neighborhood Center, Midwood Neighborhood Center, Independence Neighborhood Center, Bergen Beach Senior Program, Marine Park Active Adults and Abe Stark Neighborhood Center.

“To all the men and women here who served in our nation’s Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force, thank you,” the Guyanese-born Persaud said.

“Without your sacrifices, we would not be able to enjoy the freedoms we enjoy today,” she added.

The veterans honored were: Peter Lopez, James Sutton, Hesley Keenan, Ronald Williams, Robert Carr, Duncan Bernard, Ron Hart, Edward McCumiskey, Leon Fajnsod, Irwin Kamen, Marvin Epstine, Stanley P. Sherman, Otis Williams, Lenox Hutson, Rudolph Elliot and Carl D’Angelo.

The others were: Robert Scaturo, Edward Troise, Steven Cavagnaro, James Davis, Tony Hinds, Seymour Byron, Monica King, Bianca Bailey, Courtney Walters,Leslie Orna, John Neulinger, Kenneth Philips, Emanuel Jagmohan, Cedric Coleman and Luther Richardson.

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