County Honors African Americans

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Pictured: Nassau County Human Rights Commissioner Rodney McRae; Nassau County Deputy County Executive for Minority Affairs Dr. Phillip Elliot; Acting Minority Affairs Executive Director Shelly Brazley; Thomas; Robbin; Davis; Mangano; Murray; Merritte; Nassau County Veteran Service Agency Director Ralph Esposito; and Rev. Dr. William Watson of the Long Island Conference of Clergy.Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and the Office of Minority Affairs hosted a celebration in recognition of Black History Month on Feb. 24 in Mineola, honoring the contributions and accomplishments of African-Americans in the United States Armed Forces.

Honorees at the celebration included: United States Air Force E5 Staff Sergeant Ava Davis of Valley Stream; United States Army Retired Sergeant 1st Class James Merritte of Hempstead; United States Navy E3 Yeoman Ashanta Murray of Hempstead; United States Army Specialist 4 Charles Robbin of Roosevelt; and United States Marines Retired Master Sergeant Roderick (Tony) Thomas of Farmingdale.

Pictured above: Nassau County Human Rights Commissioner Rodney McRae; Nassau County Deputy County Executive for Minority Affairs Dr. Phillip Elliot; Acting Minority Affairs Executive Director Shelly Brazley; Thomas; Robbin; Davis; Mangano; Murray; Merritte; Nassau County Veteran Service Agency Director Ralph Esposito; and Rev. Dr. William Watson of the Long Island Conference of Clergy.

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