Gjonaj Salutes Heroes At Bronx Veterans Breakfast Gala

AMVETS Post 38 presented Gjonaj (c) an award for his help with repairs after Hurricane Sandy.
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Councilman Mark Gjonaj saluted our nation’s veterans at the 11th annual Veterans’ Breakfast on Sunday, November 18 at Villa Barone Manor. Held prior to the day’s 34th annual Bronx Veterans Day Parade in Throggs Neck the event honored grand marshal retired U.S. Army captain Robert Doonan and honorary grand marshals U.S. Army Reserves sergeant major Paul Golluscio and United States Strategic Air Command airman first class John Powers.

Lifetime Achievement award recipient Judy Lanci was honored by Councilman Gjonaj.
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Certificates of Appreciation were given to Pat Simone, held by Dylan (front, r); Simone Development, held by Ruby (front, c) and Hutch Metro Center, held by Yasmine (front, l).
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Veteran Ron Ramos played Taps on his bugle.
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(l-r) Gjonaj; Master of Ceremonies retired U.S. Marine Corps. lieutenant colonel Ron Watson; Thomas Messina and Assemblyman Michael Benedetto welcomed everyone to the celebration.
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(l-r) Arlene, grand marshal Robert Doonan, Ruby, Ron Watson, Adrienne and Troy Lyon had a great time at the pre-parade breakfast gala.
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Throggs Neck Memorial American Legion 1456’s Phil Crimmins (l) celebrated with AMVETS Post 38 commander Walter Rau.
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U.S. Army Reserve Command sergeant major Lombardo (l) and captain Jon Lohan had a great time at the early morning feast.
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(l-r) Walter Prentiss, served in Korea 1953; Peter Bieniewicz, Cuban Missile Crisis 1962 and Russell Bruno, served in Korea 1952 to 1953; enjoyed each others company at the annual ceremony.
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Grand marshal Doonan (2nd from l) accepted a proclamation from Gjonaj (2nd from r).
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Friends and family of honorary grand marshal John Powers (back row, c) happily accepted his proclamation.
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Anne Noonan, cousin of honorary grand marshal Paul Golluscio, graciously accepted his proclamation.
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