2019 Buffalo Soldiers Award Presented

2019 Buffalo Soldiers Award Presented

New City, NY – County Executive Ed Day and Director Susan Branam of Rockland’s Veterans Service Agency presented the 2019 Buffalo Soldiers Award to local veteran Lewis Green during a special ceremony on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Other local elected officials also attended the ceremony. The Buffalo Soldiers Award is presented annually to an outstanding African-American veteran who […]

County Executive’s Corner “A Fitting Tribute”

County Executive’s Corner “A Fitting Tribute”

By County Executive Ed Day Last weekend I was honored to speak at the dedication of the Rockland County Gulf War – War on Terror Monument. As County Executive, I often have the privilege of speaking at events around our beloved county but it is truly rare that I have the chance to take part […]

Carlucci’s Column: Veterans Appreciation Breakfast  

Carlucci’s Column: Veterans Appreciation Breakfast  

The brave men and women who served our country always deserve our appreciation. While in office, it’s been my mission to make sure our veterans are recognized and honored. This is why I annually host a Veterans Appreciation Breakfast at the Nyack Seaport. This year marks our 7th breakfast, and it’s an honor each year […]

Cookie Drop Op: Delivering Sweet to Service Personnel and Veterans

Cookie Drop Op: Delivering Sweet to Service Personnel and Veterans

STORY AND PHOTOS BY JANIE ROSMAN Elena Stoicheva-Egan carried boxes of Girl Scout cookies to teenagers waiting inside a large, colorfully-decorated crate, handing them off and returning to the huge pile of cookie boxes behind her; 107,000 in all. Their destination: National Guard troops heading out overseas and Veterans Administration hospitals. “Many families in Rockland […]

Annual Congers Memorial Day Parade

Annual Congers Memorial Day Parade

Photos by Jeannine Rippa Veterans Memorial Association of Congers, Inc. honored 2018 Grand Marshall Kevin A. Kilduff and hundreds of marchers, as well as onlooked remembered America’s veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice at the annual Congers parade this past Saturday. Student scholarships and essay winners were presented. Trophies were awarded to Boy Scout Troop 29, […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Memorial Day”

County Executive’s Corner: “Memorial Day”

By County Executive Ed Day As we approach what I view as the most solemn holiday of the year, I want to take the time to remind everyone of the true importance of Memorial Day. It isn’t about retail sales or an excuse for a three-day weekend. Memorial Day pays tribute to those who served […]

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