On Monday, June 24, the Town of North Hempstead awarded a proclamation to veteran New York Football Giants radio broadcaster Dick Lynch.
Ex-Giants star Dick Lynch and new acting commissioner of public safety, Edward Neidich.
The proclamation was presented to Dick Lynch at a special dinner held at the Allegria Restaurant on Hillside Avenue in New Hyde Park. A portion of the proceeds was donated to the Richard and Olivia Lynch Foundation. There were approximately 100 people in attendance.
Edward Neidich, the Town of North Hempstead acting commissioner of public safety, personally presented the proclamation to Dick Lynch at the dinner.
Tragically, Dick's son Richard Lynch was lost during the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center where he worked.
One of the greatest players in Giants history, the Notre Dame graduate played nine seasons in the National Football League during the 1950s and '60s. Dick Lynch was an All-Pro in the NFL and played in four championship games.
The proclamation was signed by Town Supervisor May Newburger, as well as by each of the town's elected officials.
Supervisor Newburger said, "Dick Lynch is an institution in the New York Metropolitan area. His career as a New York Giants football player and radio broadcaster is legendary. We at the town recognize the tragedy that took place on Sept. 11 when Dick's son Richard was among those who were lost. He was a credit to the community and to all who knew him."