Gjonaj’s Veterans Day Breakfast honored local vets

Councilman Mark Gjonaj (c) receives award from American Legion Post #620 and lieutenant colonel Ron Watson (l).
Photo by Miriam Quin

Councilman Mark Gjonaj hosted a Veterans Day Breakfast at Villa Barone Manor on Sunday, November 10 to prelude the annual Veteran’s Day Parade in Throggs Neck.

U.S. Army tank crewman Hugh Ferry with his wife, lieutenant colonel Ron Watson (l) and Councilman Mark Gjonaj (r).
Photo by Miriam Quin

At the breakfast, Gjonaj honored local veterans and their families for their service and dedication to protecting our country.

U.S. Navy WWII veteran and retired NYPD officer William Michael Corbett, Jr. (c) with his family, lieutenant colonel Ron Watson (l) and Councilman Mark Gjonaj (r).
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FDNY sergeant and US Marine veteran Christopher Slutman with Councilman Mark Gjonaj (r), lieutenant colonel Ron Watson and other members of the FDNY.
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The family of veteran Hugh Finnegan with lieutenant colonel Ron Watson (l) and Councilman Mark Gjonaj (c).
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Judy Lanci of Theodore Korony Post #253 (l) presents an award from an Afghani troop to Councilman Mark Gjonaj.
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WWII U.S. Army veteran Salvatore Firriolo with his family, lieutenant colonel Ron Watson (l) and Councilman Mark Gjonaj (r).
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Life Achievement Award winner Cathy Praino (c) with lieutenant colonel Ron Watson (l) and Councilman Mark Gjonaj.
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Bernard Digregorio (c) along with his family, lieutenant Ron Watson (l) and Councilman Mark Gjonaj.
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The family and friends of U.S. Navy veteran Patrick Frawley accepts a City Council citation on his behalf.
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Parade grand marshal Roberto Oviedo (c) with his wife, Rita, lieutenant colonel Ron Watson (l) and Councilman Mark Gjonaj (r).
Photo by Miriam Quin

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