Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano was joined Tuesday by former county executive Tom Gulatta and members of the Nassau County Jewish Advisory Council in signing a 20-year lease extension for the at the Welwyn Preserve in Glen Cove.
While the extension was expected, said the Center's director of development, Jennifer Low, her organization appreciates the ceremony surrounding it.
"It's another affirmation of the work that we do here," she said.
Mangano issued a statement articulating the Center's value.
“It is critical to support the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center, not only to honor the lives that were lost and to celebrate the survivors who made it, but also so those of us alive today as well as future generations do not repeat the errors of our ancestors,” Mangano said. “The importance of the Center is that it educates us to allow us to learn from the mistakes of the past and, from that knowledge, prevent this hatred of our fellow human beings from ever happening again.”