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Congressman Pete King Congratulates Amityville VFW on 70th Anniversary

The Veterans of Foreign War is an outstanding organization consisting entirely of veterans who have served our nation overseas. This month VFW Post 7223 in Amityville celebrated its 70th anniversary and I had the privilege of being the main speaker at the Post's Anniversary Celebration Dinner held at the Unqua Corinthian Yacht Club. The VFW exemplifies the best of America -- patriotism, respect for values and support for our troops. In my speech I emphasized the obligation and necessity of rebuilding our military and providing healthcare, education and job training for returning veterans. At a time when so much coverage and notoriety are given to the likes of Colin Kaepernick who refuses to honor our flag, it is more important than ever that we applaud the brave men and women of the VFW. God Bless America!

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Tonight (Thursday) I had a terrific meeting and wide ranging discussion with Brentwood Firefighters at their firehouse on Broadway in the heart of Brentwood. At a time when Brentwood is still recovering from the recent horrific MS-13 murders, these Firefighters are in so many ways the heart and soul of the community. I commended them for their dedicated service and the sacrifices they make for their fellow Brentwood residents.

The range of topics we discussed included the necessity of supporting the Police, FBI and ICE in the war against MS-13. I also emphasized the need to reform the federal government's unaccompanied minor program which has resulted in more than 4000 undocumented young immigrants being relocated in Suffolk County, with a disproportionate number of MS-13 defendants who were recently arrested in Suffolk being from that group. We also discussed the 9/11 Zadroga Healthcare Act and the need for the fire service to have effective communications systems. This was truly a great evening of solid discussion and terrific camaraderie with outstanding people who represent the very best of Long Island and America. I am proud to be their Congressman!

Paid for by Pete King for Congress.
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