Joan D'Amico welcomes everyone
Father Astor Rodriguez
Patrick Watson sings the national anthem
Assemblywoman Joan Millman with several veterans
Assemblywoman Millman address those in attendance. "This Holiday is not about sales. It's about people who sacrificed their lives."
Bruce McDonald of Friends Of Carroll Park
After a blessing by Father Astor Rodriguez and a beautifully sung rendition of the national anthem by Patrick Watson, a wreath was laid in front of the war memorial by veterans from the neighborhood.
Several firefighters of Ladder 131 were also in attendance. After the ceremony, they placed flowers at the memorial for Lou Valentino on Court Street at President Street. Lou was a fire fighter who grew up in Carroll Gardens. He lost his life in a blaze in 1996.
The event is organized by Court Street Merchants Association with the help of Friends Of Carroll Park.