Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 531 and American Legion Post No. 254 and other friends and neighbors joined forces recently to hold a Patriot’s Day ceremony. It has been 16 years since the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington DC, and the plane crash in Shanksville. The ceremony took place at the 9/11 monument located in front of the Demmick Building, next to the Wayne County Courthouse. A prayer, a poem, some history and the playing of Taps were all part of the observation.
Post No. 254 meets at the Chamber of Commerce building, at 7 p.m., on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Any veteran interested in joining should contact Commander Carbone at 845-629- 0287.
From left: Helen Swan, Jean Smith, George Schaffer, Phil Sheehan, Scott Smith, Ken Swan, Bill Long, William Malloy, Jim Bruck, Diane Kean and Warren Schloesser.