East Bronx History Forum, VNNA Salute Vets

(l-r) Anthony Ferrara, Post 19 commander Earl Menard, VNNA president Bernadette Ferrara, East Bronx History Forum president Richard Vitacco, Post 1065 adjutant Ricardo Garcia and Post 253 second vice commander Gene DeFrancis.
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The East Bronx History Forum and Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance hosted the Van Nest Veterans Memorial Day Remembrance on Monday, May 27 at the Van Nest Veterans Memorial. The ceremony featured a parade from White Plains Road and Van Nest Avenue to the memorial where participants placed flowers to honor our service members’ memories. The event also included the public recollection of fallen World War I coxswain Dominick Farina.

Barazotto Lawrence dropped flowers at the Van Nest War Memorial, honoring Thomas Barry, who fell during WWI.
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Fallen WWI sailor Dominick Farina’s relatives (front, l-r) Tom and Victoria Farina and Virgina Farina-Hollis spoke during the ceremony.
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John Fraser Bryan American Legion Post 19 commander Earl Menard held a photo of coxswain Dominick Farina, who fell in the closing days of WWI.
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Old Glory and the POW MIA flags were raised during the Memorial Day ceremony.
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(l-r) Gene DeFrancis, Earl Menard, Anthony Ferrara and Ricardo Garcia bear the American flag.
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