Tuesday, November 14, 2023
NYS American Legion Calls It ‘Outrageous’
“It appears to be an outrageous case of neglect,” New York State American Legion Commander Timothy Collmer said in reaction to a New York Post report about the COVID-related deaths of more than 100 veterans at a State Veterans Home in Queens.
“Our veterans deserved better. They had sacrificed and put their lives on the line for their country. In return they faced neglect. To call it shameful is an understatement.”
The Post reported that families of the veterans were suing the state-run facility for negligence, citing, among other things, lack of following infection control protocols.
Collmer added: “Those families had sacrificed when their loved ones were deployed. The hearts and prayers of our members go out to them for having had to sacrifice and suffer loss again.”