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    Veterans Day In Sayville
    November 15, 2015 5:52 pm  
    Veterans Day In Sayville

    Due to inclement weather, the venue for Veterans Day in Sayville was changed from Sparrow Park to VFW Post 433 – Sayville’s Veterans of Foreign Wars and was hosted by Post Cdr. Joe White.

    “Our Veterans continue to receive outstanding support from the Greater Sayville Community,”American Legion Post Cdr. Steve Antonacci said in his welcoming remarks.

    The VFW Hall hosted the event since the Lt Michael Murphy of US Naval Sea Cadets were hosting a Community Blood Drive at the Smith-Wever American Legion Post 651 in the heart of Sayville.

    Wreaths were presented by Sayville Boy Scout Troops 184 & Cub Scout Packs from Bayport & Ronkonkoma in addition to other Community Groups that laid wreaths at Sparrow Park.

    VFW Chaplain Ron Bergmann gave the Opening Prayer. Master of Ceremonies Steve Antonacci introduced Elected Officials New York State Assemblymen Andrew Garbarino and Al Graf, a Navy Veteran. Local Islip Town Receiver of Taxes Alexis Weik echoed their combined sentiments ‘Thanking the Veterans for Their Service to Our Grateful Nation’.

    A reception was held at the conclusion of the program after American Legion Chaplain Ray Tomich called about 50 scouts up to the podium for assistance distributing “THANK YOU CARDS” made by students of the Bayport Tiny Tots Learning Center. After each scout found their Veteran and presented their card, Chaplain Tomich read the  poem inside each card (see photo below) signed each pre-school student.

    Our Thanks to Director Jeanne Monahan & Teacher Debbie Giattino and their students who cared enough to ‘Thank a Veteran’ today.

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    Submitted by Chaplain Ray Tomich

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