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    50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War at The Bristal Assisted Living
    November 18, 2015 6:10 am  
    50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War at The Bristal Assisted Living

    On the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, The Bristal Assisted Living communities sponsored the play “A Piece of My Heart” that honors American women who served during that conflict.

    The Bristal Assisted Living communities sponsored the play “A Piece of My Heart” performed professionally at the Museum of American Armor at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. The play presented a powerful, true drama of five nurses who staffed field hospitals during the Vietnam War.

    Named “The most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation,” by The Vietnam Vets Association, “A Piece of My Heart” focuses on the role of women during the war, and seeks to pay tribute to the nearly 11,000 women in uniform who served in-country during that time.

    80 year old Ann Berg,  a resident of The Bristal at East Northport, and a former Bellmore resident said, “The acting was amazing, and the experiences of these young women were heart wrenching and unforgettable.”

    Jan Burman, President of The Engel Burman Group, developers and operators of The Bristal Assisted Living communities, said “For many who served in Vietnam, the experience is as much an emotional presence for them today as it was fifty years ago. We believe we have a responsibility to present this play as it reminds all of us of the enormous burdens our veterans continue to bear in the defense of our nation.”

    Steven Krieger, a Partner at The Engel Burman Group added, “These women completed their tours of duty under enormously difficult circumstances and with little recognition. Some gave their lives while others left Vietnam with many emotional and physical scars they still bear today. A half century later, this play seeks to explore their experiences and pay tribute to all those women who served.”

    There are nine communities of The Bristal Assisted Living on Long Island. Each offers activities for residents based on their personal preferences, hobbies and interests. Programs include arts and crafts, book clubs, shopping trips, and regularly scheduled cultural outings. With a cinema, library, billiards parlor and fitness center on-site, residents can enjoy themselves right in the comfort of The Bristal.


    Submitted by: Rubenstein Associates
    Howard Cannon, O: (212) 843-8072

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