The Women Marines Association NY-6 Corporal Ramona Valdez Chapter commemorated its centennial on Saturday, October 27 at the Samuel H. Young American Legion Post 620
Women Marines Association NY-6 Celebrates 100th
The WMA presented a commemorative framed certificate to corporal Valdez’s family.
The Women Marines Association NY-6 Corporal Ramona Valdez Chapter commemorated its centennial on Saturday, October 27 at the Samuel H. Young American Legion Post 620.
During the special occasion, the chapter paid homage to its namesake the late 20-year-old Corporal Valdez, a Dominican-born Bronx resident assigned to the Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Fiorela Valdez (l) and Elida Nunez cut the ceremonial cake during the milestone celebration.
Corporal Valdez’s family attended the ceremony.
(l-r Women Marines Association members Elizabeth Rossi; Colleen McCarthy; Florence Lohen; Elayne Fobbs; Roberta Eaton; Rhonda Pekow; Gail Goodson; Fiorela Valdez, mother of fallen marine corporal Valdez; Elida Nunez; Jamie DePaola, WMA director; Teresa Fazio; Gail Green and Judy Dash.
(l-r) Elida Nunez, Fiorela Valdez, Cathy Praino and Emily Toro had a great time at the party.
Cathy Praino discussed her volunteer work sending care packages to troops stationed overseas.
Emily Toro (r) presented Fiorela Valdez with a quilt.
Posted 12:00 am, November 4, 2018