June 12 is Women Veterans Appreciation Day in Suffolk County, created to recognize the achievements and sacrifices of women veterans who have valiantly served the United States of America. This designation was the first official recommendation of the Suffolk County Women Veterans Advisory Board, an initiative that was adopted unanimously by the Suffolk County Legislature in 2020.
Last week, Suffolk County Legislator Nick Caracappa, Chair of the Veterans and Consumer Affairs Committee hosted the Third Annual Women Veterans Appreciation ceremony via Zoom, honoring all the women named from each legislative district for 2022.
“It was a pleasure hosting the Third Annual Suffolk County Women Veterans Appreciation Day event to recognize our honorees from across Suffolk County,” stated Legislator Caracappa, who chose Rachel K. Fredericks of Lake Ronkonkoma, a veteran of the U.S. Marines to represent his district. “It is important to acknowledge and thank these women for their service and advocate for them to receive the benefits and opportunities they have rightfully earned. I thank Cathie Doherty and the entire Women Veterans Advisory Board for helping make this event a success.”
Photo: Rachel K. Fredericks, Legislator Caracappa’s honoree for Women Veterans Appreciation Day in the Fourth Legislative District