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by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

As part of a season long initiative, the Islanders have recognized local military personnel who have served overseas protecting America and representing all Long Islanders.

Most recently, during the game against the Ottawa Senators, the Islanders honored Sergeant Eric Farina of the United States Army National Guard who has been a member of the National Guard since March of 2003.  Sergeant Farina, who was accompanied by his wife Melissa and his three sons Gavin, Jake and Ben, attended U.S. Army Parachute School in 2004 while serving in the Georgia Army National Guard prior to Company B of the Fighting 69th Infantry. 

Thanks to the support of Islanders partners Cellino & Barnes and Adelphi University, 41 military personnel will be honored during the 2009-2010 season.

To learn more about this season’s honorees, visit the team’s Welcome Home Veteran of the Game dedication page by CLICKING HERE.

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