Ahead of the Veterans Day holiday and in recognition of the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces, Oyster Bay Town Councilman Steve Labriola, Councilwoman Michele Johnson, Councilman Lou Imbroto, Councilman Tom Hand and Councilwoman Laura Maier joined with local Girl Scouts in delivering Hometown Heroes banners to veterans in communities throughout the Town of Oyster Bay. Earlier this year, banners were unveiled at parks throughout the Town in recognition of over 200 veterans and active duty personnel – both living and deceased.
“I am so proud to have brought this beautiful community recognition program to the Town of Oyster Bay,” said Councilman Steve Labriola. “The Hometown Heroes Banner program is an excellent opportunity to honor the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women who both served and continue to serve in our United States Armed Forces. These banners serve as a stark reminder of the commitment to defend our freedoms and democracy that these amazing men and women displayed during some of the toughest times in our nation’s history.”
Banners bearing the nominated Hometown Heroes name, rank, photograph and area of service were unveiled throughout selected park facilities across the Town of Oyster Bay, and remained on display from Memorial Day through Veterans Day this year. Residents will have the opportunity to sponsor a veteran or active duty personnel member for 2022 at various Town parks. For more information on the Hometown Heroes program, visit www.oysterbaytown.com/herobanners.