Established:  8 March 2007


Event Initiatives


BVA Vice Commander Bill Leonhardt's grandson Patrick, helped place flags at Calverton for Memorial Day 2012 with his Cub Pack. "It's good to learn about this at an early age."

Memorial Day Ceremony - Friday, May 22, 2015 (photos by Joe Rubino)

Memorial Day Ceremony - Friday, May 25, 2012 (video by Alex Reben)
played by Thomas Butterfield.

Veteran's Day Ceremony - Thursday, November 10, 2011 (photos by Roger Stoutenburgh)

Veteran's Day Ceremony - Wednesday, November 10, 2010 (photos by Joe Rubino)

Memorial Day Ceremony - Friday, May 21, 2010 (photos by Sue Perino)  

BVA members marched in the Riverhead Memorial Day Parade 5/29/10 - photo of BVA
Click here to view Riverhead Parade

Memorial Day Ceremony - Friday, May 22, 2009 (photos by Joe Rubino)  

Casing of the Colors was held for the retiring of the 77th Regional Readiness Command at BNL on Sunday, September 7, 2008.  More...

BVA Thank You Party at the Recreation Hall - December 14, 2007 - Photos compliments of Sue Perino

Veteran's Day ceremony at BNL - November 9, 2007

BNL Veterans Association Remembers Camp Upton's 90th Anniversary

Saturday, August 25, 2007 marked the 90th anniversary of Camp Upton.  To recognize the contributions of the thousands of World-War I and II men and women who lived and trained and convalesced on this site, the Brookhaven Veterans Association (BVA) sponsored a ceremony on Friday, August 24, at noon at the flag pole in front of the Brookhaven Center. Don Farnam, BVA Commander, concluded his brief address to his fellow veterans and others present by saying, "Those who thrive here daily can be comforted in the knowledge that this site is now a place of peaceful industry. We were soldiers in another era and veterans in a new century, and we have become the stewards of the history that was written here." 

Memorial Day - May 24, 2007 (To download RealPlayer, go to:

Veteran's Day - November 9, 2006 (To download RealPlayer, go to:

  • Ceremony at BNL - photos by Joe Rubino
  • Ceremony at BNL - video by Alex Reben  You will need RealPlayer to view the video below. 
  • Ceremony at BNL - video by Sue Perino  To view this video, click on the hyperlink and then click on WATCH.

With our sincere thanks and appreciation to Sue, Alex and Joe for these wonderful and patriotic tributes.

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