US Merchant Marine Places First At 5K Run For Veterans

Ralph Esposito, Director of Veterans Service Agency; Alexander Barton; and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Ralph Esposito, Director of the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency, congratulated Alexander Barton, of the US Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, Male 1st Place Finisher of the 5K Walk & Run for Veterans, on Saturday, Aug. 26, at Eisenhower Park. The 5K/10K Walk & Run for Veterans, hosted by the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency, will donate its proceeds to Semper4Veterans, an organization which assists local veterans with issues regarding housing/rent assistance, utility bills, child day care, veterans mental health issues (PTSD) and suicide prevention.

“Congratulations to Alexander Barton for his first place win in the 5K race, and thank you to our Veterans Service Agency and Semper4Veterans for coming together to make this event a success,” said County Executive Mangano. “Nassau County is proud to partner with Semper4Veterans on these assistance projects, and together will make a substantial positive difference for the veteran community. Our veterans deserve any help that we can provide and on behalf of a grateful nation, I thank them for their service and dedication.”

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