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VETERANS

Veterans Day Picture

Veterans fight for every American when they put on their uniform, so it is our duty to support them when they come home to Nassau County. Had it not been for our veterans and their sacrifice, we would not be able to enjoy the everyday freedoms we often take for granted. County Executive Curran values veterans’ sacrifice, and that’s why she has empowered Nassau’s Veterans Service Agency, which assists with veterans’ compensation, pensions, education and training, and vocational rehabilitation.

In addition, Laura Curran requested $85 million in federal infrastructure funding to expand healthcare and housing for veterans. The funding would assist Nassau Health Care Corporation (NHCC) renovate facilities to include veteran’s in-patient services and specialized care. The funding would preserve NHCC’s role as the region’s only public safety net healthcare system and establish an important satellite to the Northport VA Hospital for thousands of veterans who require treatment but find it out-of-reach due to distance constraints. County Executive Curran oversaw a partnership with Nassau University Medical Center and the Nassau County Veterans Service agency to get Nassau’s 45,000 veterans vaccinated.