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Memorial Day In Floral Park

VFW Edwin J. Murphy Post No. 6910 held its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27 at the Floral Park Centre Memorial Park on McKee Street and Willis Avenue. On Nov. 10, 1946, Floral Park Centre citizens came together to honor eight servicemen from the community, unveiling a bronze memorial plaque. William Murphy, president of the Floral Park Centre Civic Association, gave the opening remarks 67 years ago.

 

“The ceremonies which we are now holding in recognition of the splendid services, often beyond the call of duty, made by these young men is deserving of the highest commendation.”

 

In 2013, Commander Richard Mooney opened the ceremony was joined by Vice Commanders Larry Sica Sr., Joseph Nigro Jr., Quartermasater Bill Baur, Adjutant Leonard Jindra, Officer of the Day Harold Marin and guest speaker Dr. Lawrence Jindra. 

 

News

The Floral Park Historical Society will host the unveiling of a historic marker to commemorate the first and only Vanderbilt Cup Race that traversed the Floral Park community, on October 8, 1904. It was one of the six Vanderbilt Cup international auto races held on Long Island between 1904 and 1910 and the first in the United States.

The festivities will be on Saturday, April 26, from noon to 2:30 p.m.; the unveiling ceremony and a short program will be at 12:30 p.m. at the triangle mini-park at the intersection of Emerson Ave. and Jericho Tpke.

Emerson Ave., between Jericho Tpke. and Lowell Ave., will be closed at noon for the event.

Ever since she was a little girl, Floral Park resident, Maria Santangelo has had a way of making animals feel at ease. The 19-year-old college student worked with abused animals as a kid and currently volunteers as a kennel helper at the North Shore Animal League in Port Washington. She also has her own pet care and dog walking business in the village.

“I like making all dogs feel comfortable because every one of them has their own temperament,” said Santangelo who started her business two years ago with the help of her stepmother, Anne Marie. “I don’t push them but let them sniff me first so they get used to me.”


Calendar

Women’s Club Membership Meeting

Wednesday, April 16

North End Civic Association To Meet

Thursday, April 17

Blood Drive

Friday, April 18



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