Veterans Day At Peace Memorial Plaza

John Pucci (l) and Thomas Messina mounted the wreath at the memorial.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

Morris Park Community Association, Knights of Columbus, Mary Queen of Peace Council, Morris Park Kiwanis and the American Legion hosted a Veterans Day of Remembrance on Sunday, November 11 at the Rudy Macina Peace Memorial Plaza. The heartfelt ceremony featured a U.S. Marine Corps. color guard, a flag-raising ceremony, taps being played Al Nictona, and the ‘National Anthem’ and ‘God Bless America’ sung by Jillian Cannata and invocation provided by Fr. John Knapp of Our Lady of Assumption.

Councilman Mark Gjonaj addressed the true meaning of Veterans Day at the ceremony.
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(l-r) Members of the John Fraser Bryan American Legion Post 19, one of the oldest American Legion posts in NYC; John Pucci, Robert De Silva, Silvio Mazzella, commander Earl Menard and Edward Deglomini attended the heartfelt ceremony.
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Jillian Cannato sang ‘God Bless America’ at the start of the ceremony.
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Flowers were laid to honor the fallen on the memorial stones dedicated to Morris Park veterans Al Corcillo and Rudy Macina
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Veterans, community leaders and public officials attended the memorial ceremony.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

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