On June 20 at 8 p.m., the Korean War Veterans of Nassau County will be hosting an event with the Nassau County Clerk's Office to bring an important service to veterans right here in the community.
The county clerk’s office records and secures Veterans Discharge Papers (DD-214) free of charge so that veterans and their families may obtain a certified copy (legally equivalent to the original) of these vital records should the need arise.
As part of an initiative recently launched by Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, Korean War veterans are invited to come and record their discharge papers conveniently, quickly and close to home.
In conjunction with this service, County Clerk O’Connell has established the Veterans Recognition Program to show appreciation to our veterans for their sacrifices to preserve and protect our freedom. When a veteran’s DD-214 is recorded they are given a card enabling them to receive discounts on goods and services at participating businesses throughout the county.
This program also provides veterans a great opportunity to see first hand the benefits of membership with the Korean War Veterans Association. The Korean War Veterans Association was established in 1985. Through the years the organization has been able to provide a means of contact and communication among members, assist the families of members, promote the service and sacrifice of Korean War veterans, develop charter groups throughout the United States and provide charitable contributions to the communities of our great nation.
Korean War veterans interested in taking advantage of this county clerk’s service and learning more about the Korean War Veterans Association are encouraged to bring their discharge papers on June 20 to the Levittown American Legion located at 3123 N. Jerusalem Rd, Levittown.
For additional information, contact Patrick Casey at 516-571-2660.