Friday, November 11, 2011

Lovely Veterans' Day Ceremony In Carroll Park

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Vietnam Veteran Nicholas Assante with his medals and his grand-daughter Jolie
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Councilman Brad Lander
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Assemblywoman Joan Millman
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Friends Of Carroll Park president Bruce McDonald
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On this cold, clear November morning, many in Carroll Gardens assembled around the War Memorial in Carroll Park to honor our veterans.The simple, but moving ceremony has become a yearly event thanks to Friends of Carroll Park and Court Street Merchants Association. After a wonderful rendition of the National Anthem by Christian Branch, a wreath was laid in front of the monument by neighborhood veterans.
Assemblywoman Joan Millman, Councilman Brad Lander, Senator Squadron and a representative for Borough President Marty Markowitz also attended.  Millman and Lander reminded everyone of the importance of honoring and helping our veterans of the past, but also those who are currently coming home after active duty.  Lander stated that it was time to recommit ourselves to our veterans.
"There is something wrong when 17% of our homeless are veterans." 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was a lovely ceremony. I was happy to be able to take my daughter, but surprised at the low turnout (even though it was larger than in the past). Disappointing more couldn't take a few minutes to honor those who served.

Jackie said...

Was there in spirit. Thanks to all for honoring our veterans and those who serve.