May 20: Armed Forces Appreciation Day Celebration

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the Town Board announced that veterans and active United States military personnel are invited to the Town of Oyster Bay’s Armed Forces Appreciation Day Celebration slated for Friday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park, located at 7800 Jericho Turnpike in Woodbury. This free event, open to all Town of Oyster Bay residents currently or formerly active, will include a BBQ and entertainment by the singing group American Bombshells.

“The Town of Oyster Bay is committed to serving veterans and ensuring they have access to important benefits in which they are entitled to,” said Saladino. “This is an important way of thanking our brave hometown heroes for protecting the freedoms we enjoy each and every day as Americans.”

President Harry S. Truman established Armed Forces Appreciation Day in 1950 as a day to pay special tribute to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. This single holiday provides an opportunity for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. The town’s celebration includes a patriotic musical salute to our hometown heroes, including a special performance by the American Bombshells and a free barbeque.

To accommodate as many hometown heroes as possible, veterans and active military personnel are invited to bring one guest. There is no charge to attend and a rain date is scheduled for Friday, May 27. To RSVP, call the Town of Oyster Bay at (516) 797-4121.

Christy Hinko
Christy Hinko is a managing editor at Anton Media Group. She is a New York Press Association (NYPA) and Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) award-winning writer and photographer.

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