Veterans Day gives Americans a chance to recognize those who have fought for their country but some Wantagh and Seaford businesses are giving thanks to these brave men and women throughout the year.
Both the Wantagh and Seaford Chambers of Commerce are urging members to participate in a veteran discount program administered by Nassau County Clerk Maureen O'Connell. Under the “Nassau Veterans Discount Program Program", veterans are issued a discount card for goods and services at participating coal businesses when their DD-214 is recorded. At the time of filing their papers, veterans receive a listing of participating businesses and their discount offering.
president Christopher Browne said O'Connell spoke at a membership meeting last year to explain the program. president Ken Jacobsen has also gone out of his way to educate chamber members on the benefits of assuaging local veterans.
"I've encouraged everyone to do it," said Jacobsen. "They fought for this country so this is the least we can do."
One of the local businesses who takes part in the veteran discount card program is on 3593 Bayview St., Seaford. "They fought for their country and now we are giving back to them," said Carmine Bulone, owner of the Seaford pizzeria that opened nearly a decade ago.
For further information on the “Nassau Veterans Discount Program Program", call the County Clerk’s office at 516- 571-2660.