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Letter: Remembering Veterans

Every minute, of every hour, of every day, Americans enjoy the blessings of a peace-loving nation; blessings protected by the selfless service of men and women in uniform who, when necessary, stand fast against the forces of fear, tyranny and terrorism. For more than two centuries untold numbers of Americans have answered the call to duty.  

Freedom is our cause, but freedom does not come free and many have paid the ultimate price. The America we know would not be the same were it not for the men and women we honor on Memorial Day. All of us at the Long Island State Veterans Home would like to take this opportunity to remember those brave men and women whose ultimate sacrifice has helped to protect the freedoms we enjoy today.

We also want to alert veterans and their families living on Long Island who may require skilled nursing care or medical model adult day healthcare, that we stand ready to meet your needs. The Long Island State Veterans Home is a 350-bed skilled-nursing facility located on the beautiful campus of Stony Brook University. The home specializes in short-term rehab, respiratory care, Alzheimer’s and dementia-related disorder care and end of life care. Honorably-discharged veterans are eligible for a multitude of entitlements that will help pay for the cost of long-term care.  

We recognize that a family’s decision to place a loved one in a nursing home can be very difficult. All of us at the Long Island State Veterans Home are deeply committed to our veterans and are ready to provide an experience that includes great quality of care and great quality of life for those who have answered our nation’s call. We are sincerely dedicated to our mission, vision and values and would encourage those seeking care to give us a call.

If you need more information, please visit our website at www.listateveteranshome.org or call us directly at 631-444-VETS. We stand ready to meet the needs of our deserving veterans.  

As we begin this Memorial Day weekend, let me take a moment to thank all our veterans for their incredible service to our great nation and to let you know that we will never forget the service of those who have died in battle to protect this country and preserve our liberty.

Fred S. Sganga, FACHE

Executive Director

Long Island State Veterans Home