Glen Cove Pays Tribute to War Heroes
The City of Glen Cove had a two-day Memorial Day observance this year and graciously, Mother Nature held rain in check until all the events were through, perhaps remembering the rainout of last year. On Sunday veterans who placed wreaths at the Veteran Monuments on Ford St., at St. Rocco's and on Elm Avenue were joined by Mayor Mary Ann Holzkamp and members of the City Council. Following this, a memorial service in remembrance of our country's war dead was held at the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church on Cedar Swamp Road. Members of the North Shore Clergy, including Rev. Betsy Simpson, Rev. William Wendler, Father Aaron and Raj Singh of the Sikh Temple joined pastor Father Emanuel Gratsias. Father Gratsias spoke poignantly of lives lost in the past, and the lives currently being lost every day in the war in Iraq. He commented on the fact that "We hear that 'two soldiers died in Iraq,' but we don't seem to hear the names of those who died. We must teach our children that each and every life is valuable, not just a statistic."
Glenwood Landing Post #336 Honors Its Military Heroes
Glenwood Landing American Legion Post #336 members were up bright and early on Monday, readying post headquarters for the Memorial Day service to be held there following the annual Memorial Day Parade, jointly sponsored by the post and the Glenwood Landing Fire Department.
NS Varsity Baseball Takes Class B Championship
Capping off a remarkable season, the North Shore High School varsity baseball team brought home the Class B County Championship Saturday for the first time in 11 years.
North Shore High School Varsity Sports
Rob Palliser and Pat Friscia have qualified for the New York State High School championship, to be held at the USTA center in Flushing with their third-place showing in the Nassau County tournament. They lost to the second-seed team from Jericho in a grueling three-setter that lasted two and a half hours (1-6, 6-3, 5-7), but regained their composure after that devastating loss to beat a Syosset doubles team 6-1, 7-6, 10-8). In the third-place match, they saved nine set points in the second set before eventually winning.
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