Stitched With Love For Veterans

December 3, 2009

Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,I,C-East Northport) recently joined members of the Smithtown Stitchers Quilt Guild as they presented over 100 beautiful, hand-made quilts the guild lovingly made for ill and injured veteran patients at Northport VA Medical Center (VAMC).

Pictured at the presentation ceremony (left to right): VAMC Chief of Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation Susan Stickevers, MD; state Senator John Flanagan; Assemblyman James Conte; VAMC Associate Director Maria Favale; VAMC Nurse Practitioner, OIF Veteran, and Bronze Star recipient Miriam Rosa-Cummo; Smithtown Stitchers Quilt Guild members Diane Marley, Barbara Knippenberg, and Betsy McGrail; Assemblyman Andrew Raia; Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick; and VAMC Voluntary Service Officer Richard Kitson.