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Editorial: Thank A Veteran

Two Mineola World War II veterans Ray Vaz  and Tom Scardino were honored at Night on the Town last week. These two fought in the D-Day invasions and deserve commending.


Vaz and Scardino represent a group of people that should be remembered, because without them,  we may not have the freedoms we cherish, and sometimes take for granted, today. If there is one thing that can be called a staple in Mineola, it is the veteran community.


They are active, kind-hearted, trustworthy and tell some humbling stories. Those tales need to be told, need to be remembered and have to be preserved for the next generation and the one after that. It creates perspective and while it gives a glimpse into a time of uncertainty and war, it also showcases the bravery and honor these veterans put forth in their fight against terror.


Memorial Day is just around the corner, so if you see a veteran on the street, walk up and thank them. They fought for you.