Col. Lewis Memorial Day Parade Guest of Honor
Col. Francis Lewis, US Army chaplain, (Ret.), was this year's Glen Cove Memorial Day Parade Guest of Honor. During somber ceremonies at Monument Park which included the placement of a wreath, a three-gun salute and the sounding of Taps, Col. Lewis was presented with a proclamation by Mayor Thomas Suozzi in recognition of the colonel's military and civic contributions. In his remarks, the colonel offered his thoughts on his being the last person to hold the hand, to see and to speak with so very many dying soldiers.
A Day to Remember in Glen Head
Despite the threat of rain or the lure of shopping malls, more than 600 men, women and children came out on Monday, May 28 to participate in the annual commemoration of Memorial Day with Glenwood Landing Post No. 336 of the American Legion. The festivities began with a service at the Memorial to World War I Servicemen and continued with a parade through Glen Head/Glenwood Landing to Legion Memorial Park at the Post's headquarters on Glen Head Road.
Glen Cove Jr. Baseball/Softball Game Report
There were many postponements of baseball and softball games last week due to the will of Mother Nature which will be made up later in the season. Here are the following results of games that were played last week.
The Idlewilds Play at Old Bethpage
The Base Ball season is in full swing at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration with all teams playing most weekends. The men play by old-fashioned rules, (1800's rules), some of which are throwing underhand, the pitcher standing 55 feet from the batter, using a bat with a flattened side and five balls, four strikes as opposed to the four and three we know today. The Sea Cliff Village Museum sponsors a Base Ball team at Old Bethpage Village called The Idlewilds. This was the name of the semi-professional team that was a part of the village in the late 1800's.
Points Regarding Spooky Park
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