Today, at the meeting of the Westfield Senior Group at the Selden Fire Department, Suffolk County Legislator Tom Muratore joined other local officials and community leaders to celebrate Selden resident Frank Vene’s 100th birthday.
Frank Vene was born June 17, 1919. He’s a World War II Army Veteran, having served in the 78th Infantry in Europe. Frank is also a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star awards. Surrounded by Mr. Vene’s family and fellow Senior Group members, Legislator Muratore presented a proclamation to commemorate this very special occasion.
“It is an honor, and one of my favorite jobs as a Legislator, to celebrate a true American hero,” stated Legislator Muratore. “I want to know Frank’s secret to longevity- he is sharp as a tack and very agile. I thank him for his service to our country, and wish him the happiest 100th birthday!”
Photo: (left to right) Brookhaven Town Councilman Kevin LaValle, Centenarian Frank Vene (4th from left) with his family, Suffolk County Legislator Tom Muratore and Selden Fire Department Chief Jonathan Eck.