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Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2015
Contact:  Scott Salotto (845) 638-5645

COUNTY EXECUTIVE ED DAY HONORS FORMER U.S. NAVY PETTY OFFICER MAUREEN F. MORGAN WITH ANNUAL FREEDOM AWARD

Prestigious Award Presented In Honor Of Women's History Month

NEW CITY, NY -- Rockland County Executive Ed Day and the County's Veterans Service Agency Director Jerry Donnellan today presented Pomona resident Maureen F. Morgan with the third annual Rockland County Freedom Award for her outstanding service to our nation as a Petty Officer in the United States Navy.

"It is an honor to recognize the service of Petty Officer Morgan," said County Executive Day. "The courage and sacrifice she displayed while serving our nation has contributed to the freedoms and opportunities we benefit from every day in America. The Rockland County Freedom Award serves as a testament of thanks from all of our residents."

In addition to her four years of exemplary military service, Petty Officer Morgan has played an exceptional role in our community. She has been active in the Spring Valley High School Drama Department, works as a statistician for varsity and junior varsity basketball and football games and volunteers as regular test proctor for SAT and ACT exams in the East Ramapo Central School District.

Additionally, Petty Officer Morgan is serving her third year as Commander of the American Legion Post #199, the first woman commander of the veteran's organization in its 95-year history.

The prestigious Freedom Award is presented in advance of Women's History Month and honors one local female veteran for her sacrifice and unending commitment to our nation.

Petty Officer Morgan lives in Pomona. She has two sons.