Car Show Benefits Project for Homeless Veterans

Veterans, friends, car enthusiasts and more came to Walt Whitman High School Sunday to support veterans in need.

US Rep. Nick LaLota and Suffolk police were among those attending  the show, sponsored by the Centurion Cruisers Car Club and American Legion Post 1244. Naval sea cadets, active service personnel, members of the South Huntington school district community and also participated in the show, the second one held at the school.

Operation Enduring Care, a program initiated by the late Albert A. Statton III and his wife, and now run by the American Legion Post 1244, benefits residents of the homeless shelter at the VA  hospital in Northport.

Statton died last week and his funeral was scheduled for Sunday night. The event raised money and takes in donations of hygiene items, clothing, and other comfort items for the shelter’s veteran residents.

Visitors to the show checked out the classic vehicles, looking under the hoods, chatting up the owners, or peeking into the interiors of the cars, many of which were loaded up with pieces of chrome so prominently displayed on vehicles of earlier eras.

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