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Looking Back: Sept. 11 Ceremony in Manorhaven

Residents honor the fallen.

held a Sept. 11 service Tuesday at 5 p.m. to remember the fallen, and also to dedicate a new 9/11 memorial.

The program included a dedication and welcome from Mayor Giovanna Giunta.

"We've come together to commemorate a day that lives in our memories as a day of great heroism and great loss," Mayor Giovanna Giunta said.

"Today we proudly dedicate our village of Manorhaven's new 9/11 Memorial on the grounds of Village Hall, to honor those memories and events that we will never forget," she added.

Former Fire Chief Donald DeBari led the Pledge of Allegence, and Richard Hart sang “The National Anthem.”

Next spoke VFW Commander of Post #1819 John Chalker, and Trustee Lucretia Steele read a 9/11 poem. Representing Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano was Eric Zausner, who presented a citation in honor of the village’s 9/11 Memorial.

The VFW honored the fallen with a gun salute, and Joseph and Mayor Giunta performed a laying of the wreath.

Mayor Giunta closed the ceremony shortly after Hart sang “God Bless America.”

Nicholas Capozzi September 14, 2012 at 01:43 AM
This is nice that the Mayor decided to do this, but my administration had (dedicated with a large ceremony) the village's parking lot by the gazebo. We planted two large oak trees and dedicated a bronze plaque in memory of those who died, and lost their family members on 9/11. The trees were planted as a symbol for future for residents to see. We also renamed two streets in the village to show our respect to our lost residents, but as always people that were not part of any of this only mabe read about it our newsletter. The last day I was the Mayor a photo hung in the Hall by the exit doors for all to remember the ceremony. Of course only in this village the next administration tries to erase any vestage of 12 years of the great things the PIC administration did.
Nicholas Capozzi September 14, 2012 at 01:45 AM
P.S don't try to reply i've taken enougth abuse by peop;e who hide behind stupid names.
RHMcCabe September 14, 2012 at 11:39 AM
The so called prior leadership is a disgrace as we see now more than ever.The hard fought battle that all residents won is over and yet that clown will continue to sit on the sidelines and continue to be looking out for themselves only on a most tragic anniversary.
pw native September 16, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Thank you Mayor Giunta and Board.
pw native September 16, 2012 at 01:48 PM
@ Nick why do you feel the need to comment and boast about what you did when you were Mayor?
Gregg Allen September 18, 2012 at 04:51 PM
its beautiful! people are liking the brick work on the sidewalks as well,i am wishing i can get involved more sooner or later, this is my kind of manorhaven,

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