After the many years of honoring our veterans and meeting so many incredibly people the V.A. changed it's policies and have more stricter rules so we can no longer go on with our organization. 9/19
In February of 2009 the Northport V.A., Suffolk County, hired me to do balloons and magic for their annual winter festival.
I started teaching some of the guys how to make balloon animals and the secrets to some simple magic tricks.
They really enjoyed learning the techniques and expressed an interest in learning more.
My son and I do balloon & magic workshops for the girl scouts and libraries throughout Long Island and thought it would be fun to bring these workshops to them.
A few weeks later we went to the Salvation Army facility at the Northport V.A. where the Homeless veterans live.We had such a great time teaching them balloon sculptures and they were so appreciative, we felt compelled to do more!
In July of 2009 the Milleridge Inn Restaurant in Jericho donated and hosted our very first outing for the guys!!
Magician Philip Levy entertained and Elite Transport provided the transportation for the event.
The willingness of these people to help us honor these veterans gave my family and I the inspiration to form Our Heroes Night Out soon after.
The veterans are allowed to live at the Salvation Army facility for up to 4 months.
In June of 2018 the Beacon House was closed for renovations.
Not knowing if they would ever open again or where to go we turned to the substance treatment facilities and made plans to do our programs for our veterans living there.
We need your help in honoring these well deserving Men & Women
If you would like to:
Sponsor an event, have a talent to share, or any ideas to help us.
Call Carol & Mark Klein
"While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms." Randy Neugebaur
The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity. Let's salute our Veterans together and show them we honor and support them!
Children's entertainers honoring our veterans
Thank you Sean Landeta for spending your time with the guys.
Thank you Neil for letting our veterans tell their story.