Stop & Shop Supermarkets receives American Heritage Award from the Museum of American Armor

The Museum of American Armor, Old Bethpage, New York has announced that Stop & Shop Supermarket Company is the recipient of its American Heritage Award for 2015 in recognition of their sustained support of programs that honor those who have worn our nation’s military uniform within the largest veterans population in the United States.

A longtime supporter of the Museum of American Armor, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano stated, “Stop & Shop’s sponsorship of programs at this world class educational destination provides a compelling opportunity to pay tribute to the heroes in our own families.  This museum is particularly unique as its collection of 30 operational vehicles creates powerful interactive programs that bring our nation’s heritage to life. Stop & Shop has the gratitude of countless veterans and their families.”

New York State Assemblyman Charles Lavine observed, “We have learned through much heartache and sacrifice that democracies must be strong to defend the very principle of freedom. Stop & Shop’s support is not only timely but crucial if we are to remain focused on what has been required to protect our nation.”

Stop & Shop’s New York Manager of Public and Community Relations, Arlene Putterman, stated, “I am proudly accepting this award on behalf of every Stop & Shop associate who is honored to stand with our American veterans. We believe we have a solemn responsibility to support efforts such as these so that a new generation understands and appreciates the sacrifices of those who have served.”

Among the programs sponsored by Stop & Shop during 2015 was a play presented at the museum entitled “A Piece of my Heart” which offered a compassionate look at women who served in Vietnam, as well as a program that honored the men and women of the Fighting 69th Regiment based on Long Island.

The Museum of American Armor is a 501 ( C 3 ), state chartered not-for-profit facility housed within 25,000 square feet of space on the grounds of a rolling county preserve where it presents over 30 operational armored vehicles within the broad context of telling the story of the American soldier. It has won awards from the Council on the Social Studies, and has been cited by New York State Regent Roger Tilles and Dr. Libby O’Connell, Chief Historian Emeritus of the History Channel for its role as an interactive educational institution.

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Armor museum’s Kevin Carroll (left) and Jim Oliveri welcome Stop & Shop’s Arlene Putterman.

 

The museum is on the grounds of Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, New York 11804 and is open year around, Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for children (5-12), seniors, veterans and volunteer firefighters.

For more information please call: (516) 454-TANK (516 454-8265) or visit the website at: www.museumofamericanarmor.org