Foliage & Fun Salutes Veterans

(front, l-r) Honorees Colleen McCarthy; Tony Salimbene; Nicholas Himidian, Jr.; Lorean Valentin accepting on behalf of Bruce Rivera; (back, l-r) Gene DeFrancis; Shawn Kingston; Bharati Kemraj, Bharati Foundation founder; Sidney T. Clark and LaTanga’ Blair.
Photo by Hemma Kupasammy

In the spirit of giving thanks and sharing joy, the Bharati Foundation hosted the second annual Foliage and Fun event at the Coffee Break Company recognizing veterans and community leaders for their outstanding work and service to our country. This year’s honorees included U.S. Army veterans LaTanga’ Blair and Bruce Rivera; the late U.S. Army veteran Raymond Tirado; U.S. Air Force veteran Nicholas Himidian, Jr.; U.S. Navy veteran Gene DeFrancis; U.S. Marine veterans Sidney T. Clark and Colleen McCarthy; U.S. Coast Guard veteran Tony Salimbene, and Shawn Kingston, Service Award.

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