Floral Park’s annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony, sponsored by the Floral Park American Legion with the support and cooperation of the Incorporated Village of Floral Park, will be held at Veteran’s Memorial Park on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11:00 a.m.
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic this year’s outdoor ceremony will be abbreviated, weather permitting and in accordance with CDC guidelines and Nassau County protocols. Masks and social distancing are required.
There will be a special presentation of a wreath to honor the service of all Veterans and taps will be played for fallen comrades.
Invited to give the Invocation is the Rev Thomas Fusco, Pastor of Our Lady of Victory Church. Invited to give the Benediction is the Rev T. Abigail Murphy of St. Elisabeth’s Church.
The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by local Scout Troops followed by the National Anthem.
The POW-MIA ceremony will be conducted by Vietnam Veteran Robert Murray and the
American Legion Color Guard will be led by U.S. Army Veteran and Sergeant at Arms Edward LaChapelle.
Post Commander Matt Cacciatore states that Veteran’s Day we honor the service of all Veterans. We remember the men and women that left their civilian lives to serve our nation, preserve our freedom and protect our way of life.
Our Veterans are part of us, part of our history. It is fitting and proper that we honor them for their courage, loyalty, service, and sacrifice. Our Village’s Veteran’s Day Ceremony honors all Veterans and exemplifies Floral Park’s commitment to “always remember” and to extend a heartfelt thank you and welcome home to all our Veterans.
The Post thanks Mayor Dominick A. Longobardi, the Board of Trustees, the Police, Fire, and Public Works Departments, for their support of the Veterans Day Ceremony.
For Further information regarding Veterans Day or for information on joining the American Legion please call the Post at 516-437-1295.