Malliotakis delivers POW-MIA and American Flags to Brooklyn Nursing Home for Memorial Day

For the past several weeks, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis has been delivering Personal Protective Equipment to hospitals, nursing homes and direct care facilities serving her district. To date, she has delivered 10,000 face shields, 10,000 gloves, thousands or masks and hundreds of medical gowns in Brooklyn and Staten Island. While delivering supplies to St. Nicholas home, Administrator Lisa Soto made a special request – an American Flag. The flag at St. Nicholas Home was a few years old and torn. Yesterday, Assemblywoman Malliotakis presented the home with not only an American Flag, but a POW/MIA flag just in time for Memorial Day. The Assemblywoman at nursing home staff had a small ceremony and watched the flag raising.

Lisa Soto said, “I feel proud. We’ve had a flag flying over St. Nicholas Home since I’ve been here. My nephew served and was killed in Iraq on Memorial Day 12 years ago. I want to say Thank you to Nicole. We appreciate all that she has done for the home. She delivered masks, face shields, gloves, sanitizer and now a flag. it is much appreciated.”

Assemblywoman Malliotakis said, “I am happy that I was in a position to help the residents and staff at Saint Nicholas home. I trier to help Lisa was everything the home needed and then one day, in the middle of this crisis, she emailed asking if I had an American flag. I was touched by her patriotism and I’m happy I was able to provide a new flag.”