Town seeks veteran nominees for “Salute to America”

The Town of Oyster Bay has announced that nominations are currently being solicited for the Town’s Veterans Volunteer Awards, which will take place prior to the Annual “Salute to America” program on Tuesday, July 10th at John J. Burns Town Park in Massapequa at 7pm.  Residents are invited to nominate extraordinary individuals who have made a difference in our communities.

“The Town is proud to recognize and honor amazing individuals who have helped to shape our communities for the better through their continuing advocacy and exemplary community service at our Salute to America concert each year,” Supervisor Joseph Saladino said. “I look forward to recognizing the efforts of outstanding individuals yet again this year, and I invite residents to submit applications to nominate those who have impacted the lives of our veterans in an extraordinary way.

Nominations are being accepted in three different categories of recognition: Veterans Volunteer of the Year (awarded to a veteran), Friend of Veterans Volunteer of the Year (awarded to a non-veteran), and Lifetime Achievement Award (awarded to a veteran or a non-veteran).  All entries must include a supporting narrative describing the nominee’s on-going veterans related activities, and all nominees must be Town residents.

Winners will be recognized as part of a special program during the Town’s “Salute to America” concert, a patriotic evening of top flight musical talent and fireworks, which serves as a thank you to all of our veterans and active military for protecting the freedoms we enjoy each and every day as Americans.

“The ‘Salute to America’ concert provides the ideal backdrop to recognize veterans and individuals who continue to actively serve in the community and advocate for issues and concerns relative to veterans,” Supervisor Saladino stated. “I hope you will consider submitting a nomination of an individual who deserves special recognition for their continued efforts on behalf of the veteran’s community.”

To submit a nomination for the Veterans Awards, please visit or call (516) 797-7925 for an application.  All nominations must be postmarked no later than June 20, 2018.

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