Rep. Zeldin Honors Retiring Veteran at Suffolk County Armed Forces Day Ceremony in Hauppauge
Hauppauge, NY - On Saturday, May 20, 2017, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) attended the Suffolk County Armed Forces Day Ceremony at the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge. Celebrated on the third Saturday in May every year, Armed Forces Day was first observed in 1950 to honor those who have served and those who continue to serve in the five branches of the U.S. military. William Rodriguez (pictured above center), a U.S. Navy veteran, was one of the veterans to be honored at the ceremony. Mr. Rodriguez is retiring as a staffer of the Suffolk County Veterans Service Office, and was presented with a proclamation for his years of service. Pictured above, from left to right, are Tom Ronayne, Director of Suffolk County’s Veterans Service Office; Eric Hesse, Executive Director of the NYS Division of Veteran's Affairs; Mr. Rodriguez; Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone; and Congressman Zeldin.