MINEOLA, NY (TIP): Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell honored Louis Palermo as Nassau County’s Senior Man of the Year for 2014. Mr. Louis Palermo was presented with the award at the 40th Annual May Luncheon/Conference in Observance of Older Americans Month. The Nassau County Office for the Aging had close to 400 people in attendance at the special event at the Garden City Hotel. Mr. Palermo is a native New Yorker. He lives in Valley Stream with his wife of 56 years, Norma.

They have two children and four grandchildren. He worked for the United States Post Office and retired as Supervisor of the Seaford Post Office. He served in the Army and was wounded at the Battle of the Bulge. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and other medals. As a result of his war experience, he is very devoted to disabled veterans and is an active member of the American Legion, VFW, and Disabled American Veterans. He is Commander of the Franklin Square American Legion and raises funds for Disabled American Veterans.

He has given many lectures to High School students about the reality of war. He has been active in the Knights of Columbus for over 50 years and was the Grand Knight at the Fr. Caroll Council. He organizes and raises funds for children with special needs. Mr. Palermo is Vice President of the Long Island Society of Italian Americans, and is a member of the Sons of San Paolino and Lynbrook Elks Lodge. He has been an usher at Holy Name of Mary Church in Valley Stream. Mr. Palermo enjoys being active and helping people. He feels the greatest reward is to brighten someone’s day. He feels it is important for veterans to know how much we appreciate them and tells them whenever he is able to through his actions.