Massapequa Resident Inducted Into Veterans' Hall Of Fame
A local resident was recently inducted into the New York State Veterans' Hall of Fame by local Senator John Brooks.
Sgt. Morris Miller, a 47 year resident of Massapequa, was recognized for his remarkable service and sacrifice to the nation.
He was inducted during a ceremony held at the New York State Capitol in Albany on May 16.
"Sgt. Miller’s service didn’t stop when he returned home,” Brooks said. “He has lent his voice to be a voice for the veterans’ community to ensure that their needs and issues are understood and cared for."
Miller, who served as a forward observer in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, was honored for his service abroad in addition to his efforts back home.
Since leaving the service, he has tirelessly advocated for our nations active military service members and veterans.
"His selflessness and dedication to assisting fellow veterans is why I humbled and proud to induct him into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame,” Brooks said.
For almost 30 years, Miller has lectured at colleges, high schools and middle schools, educating younger generations on the honor of service and the needs of the veteran’s community.
He has volunteers over one thousand hours at the Northport V.A. Hospital aiding countless veterans as they seek medical treatment and rehabilitation.
In addition, Miller has advised numerous veterans organizations, including the Korean War Veterans and the Jewish War Veterans, on the benefits owed to veterans.
“I'm very honored and humbled to have been inducted into the New York State Veterans’ Hall of Fame,” he said. “I thank Senator Brooks and the people of the 8th Senate District for this honor. I encourage everyone to volunteer with a veterans group to truly understand the debt we owe to our veteran community."
Miller also assisted former United States Representative Carolyn McCarthy with establishing a Veterans’ Advisory Committee, and currently sits on veterans’ advisory committees for Representatives Kathleen Rice and Lee Zeldin.
He remains an active member of the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Disabled American Veterans, and is the National Education Program Director for the Veterans of the Vietnam War.