June 6, 2011
The Villages of Mineola & Williston Park marked Memorial Day 2011 by parades and ceremonies at their respective Veterans Monuments. As always, the ceremonies were dedicated to those who died in the armed forces in defense of America as well as our veterans and troops serving our great country. The Village of Mineola and the American Legion Mineola Memorial Post 349 jointly hosted their annual Mineola parade and ceremony while the Williston Park Post 144 of the American Legion hosted the Williston Park parade and everlasting service ceremony.
Shown in photograph, top left, from the Mineola Memorial Day services are: (Standing) Nassau County Legislator Rich Nicolello, Town of North Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman, Town of North Hempstead Clerk Leslie Gross, Village of Mineola Trustee Larry Werther, Village of Mineola Trustee George Durham, Village of Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss, New York State Senator Jack Martins, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Village of Mineola Trustee Paul Pereira, and Town of North Hempstead Councilman Angelo Ferrara.
(Kneeling) Scott Fairgrieve, Mineola VFW Commander Manny Grillo, American Legion 349 Commander Sal Cataldo, New York State Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, and John Davanzo.
Shown in second photograph, top right, from the Williston Park Memorial Day services are: John Kiernan, Nassau County Legislator Rich Nicolello, Reverend Christine Van Liew, American Legion Post 144 Chairman Frank Busa, American Legion Post 144 Commander Frank Oliveri, New York State Assemblyman Tom McKevitt, New York State Senator Jack Martins, Williston Park Mayor Paul Ehrbar, and Williston Park Fire Department Chief Anthony Gagliardi.