YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano recently announced that 32-year veteran Louis Navarro would be the new director of the Yonkers Office of Veterans Services.
“Lou has proudly served our country overseas and our communities here in Yonkers, dedicating his time to supporting both military service members and residents in need,” Spano said in a news release from the city. “Lou will be a tremendous asset to our City and advocate on behalf of our Veterans and their families in assuring they receive the support and resources they deserve.”
Navarro received several medals for his service with the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War and was also awarded a Bronze Star in Operation Desert Storm, according to the release. Navarro also served vice commander of the Yonkers Central Committee of Veterans and has established several scholarship programs and served as president of the Yonkers Puerto Rican-Hispanic Parade and Festival, according to the release.
"I want to thank Mayor Spano for this opportunity to continue serving our city's veterans,” said Navarro in the press release. “I look forward to building on the outstanding programs that the Office of Veterans Services offers the service men and women of Yonkers."
Navarro will fill a vacancy left by former Director Albert Ramsey who recently retired, according to the release. Navarro’s service as the new director began on Sept. 17.
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