Assemblyman Edward Braunstein spent Veterans Day honoring the retired service members at the Brandywine Living at the Savoy in Little Neck. On Friday, Nov. 11, Braunstein gifted each veteran at the Veterans Luncheon Ceremony with Certificates of Honor.
Among the senior veterans who were there to take part was 103-year-old World War II vet Jack Stollak. Born on July 9, 1919, to Polish immigrants on the eastern side of Manhattan, Stollak served in the U.S. Army for four years. He rose to the rank of sergeant and received numerous medals for his service.
In addition to taking part in the luncheon during his surprise appearance, Braunstein also participated in the Pledge of Allegiance alongside the other veterans. He personally thanked each veteran as he handed out the Certificates of Honor.
“Thank you for your service,” Assemblyman Braunstein said. “It’s because of veterans like you that my three children can live the life of freedom because of your service in the U.S. military.”
Following the luncheon ceremony, the Bay City Ramblers entertained everyone in attendance with a musical performance.