"Is it not cruel to let our city die by degrees, stripped of all her proud monuments, until there will be nothing left of all her history and beauty to inspire our children? If they are not inspired by the past of our city, where will they find the strength to fight for her future?" Jacqueline Kennedy

Monday, November 13, 2017

As In Years Past, Veterans Day 2017 Ceremony In Carroll Park Was a Moving Event

Some of our neighborhood veterans.
Organizers Joanie D'Amico, Glenn Kelly, Mike Polanski and Assemblywoman Simon
76th Precinct Community Council President Jerry Armer, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez and Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon
Joanie D'Amico with Officer Asanesco
Police officers Maragini and Asanesco of the 76th Precinct with Vincent Raccuglia
Buddy Scotto

Carroll Gardeners made time this past Saturday to join neighborhood Veterans at a remembrance held in Carroll Park. In a deeply moving ceremony, a wreath was laid in front of the World War I Memorial in the center of the park.
Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez and Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon were on hand to remind everyone that we owe thanks to our veterans for their sacrifice not only on Veterans Day, but every day.
It is all too easy to walk past the memorial in our park without taking the time to look at the names on the bronze plaques attached to its side. Each one memorializes a young man from our neighborhood who paid the ultimate sacrifice for his nation. This week, may I suggest you take a moment to acknowledge them, and shake the hand of one of the veterans pictured in the photos above?
The event was organized by Court Street Merchants Association and Friends of Carroll Park.


Anonymous said...

I went to the monument this morning to leave a flower for a friends grandfather. Sadly it was covered in chalk graffiti. Such disgrace and disrespectful. #sad

Katia said...

I had the same thought when I walked past yesterday afternoon.