Women Marines Association NY-6 Celebrates 100th

The WMA presented a commemorative framed certificate to corporal Valdez’s family.
Photo by Edward Watkins

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.

Fiorela Valdez (l) and Elida Nunez cut the ceremonial cake during the milestone celebration.
Photo by Edward Watkins

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.

Corporal Valdez’s family attended the ceremony.
Photo by Edward Watkins

(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.
Photo by Edward Watkins

(l-r) Elida Nunez, Fiorela Valdez, Cathy Praino and Emily Toro had a great time at the party.
Photo by Edward Watkins

Cathy Praino discussed her volunteer work sending care packages to troops stationed overseas.
Photo by Edward Watkins

Emily Toro (r) presented Fiorela Valdez with a quilt.
Photo by Edward Watkins

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