Dear Levittown Community

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I am 38 years old, and a lifelong resident of Levittown. I am also the proud son of a veteran who served in the Vietnam War. Each year on Veterans Day, the VFW Post 9592 along with the American Legion, have a small, yet well-deserved ceremony for all veterans who have served in a Foreign War, or served for our military during Peace Time. This wonderful gathering is held at the Veteran’s Memorial, located on Hempstead Turnpike, in the park across from the Levittown Public Library.

Back in 1947, Levittown was created by William Levitt but built up by veterans, for returning soldiers to have a place to call home after fighting for our country. This alone makes Levittown one of the best places to grow up, and raise a family.

I have been going to this ceremony for a few years now, and I notice that the community support has been getting smaller and smaller as the years go on. We only have a few more World War II veterans left, and are losing more and more of our Vietnam and Korean War Vets every day.

This year, on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., I would love to see the park filled with people. Please bring your families but especially your children, as they need to know, appreciate and see some of the brave men and women who have fought for our country.

Memorial Day is the day when we honor our fallen soldiers who did not make it home alive, and paid the ultimate sacrifice. Veterans Day, however, is the day to say “Thank You” to all of the men and women who have served for the United States of America to protect our freedoms.

Come down, show your support, and say thank you while we all still can.

—Brian Palmer

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