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Letter: Memorial Day Parade Information

The United Veterans of Hicksville would like to remind everyone to please use caution when arriving at the Memorial Day Parade assembly area, at the Sears parking lot, on Monday, May 26. We will begin assembling at 8 a.m. with a step off time of 9 a.m. We ask that anyone arriving early, please park on the north side of the light poles that run from the auto center to Bay Street. The south side is where the four parade divisions assemble.

If you are entering the parking lot from Bay Street please stay to the right, north, of the light poles. If you are entering from Broadway please stay on the left, north, of the light poles. There will be individuals with programs available to assist anyone in finding their position in the parade. Any of the participating organizations with floats, will be directed to the proper division that they are in.

Also, the combined elementary school bands will once again assemble at Herzog Place or the parking lot on the north side of the railroad trestle. Anyone dropping off their child there is asked to use extreme caution when arriving. As Memorial Day is a day that we recognize and honor the service of those brave men and women who gave their lives in service to our country, it is the main concern of the United Veterans of Hicksville that we have a safe and successful parade and ceremony.  We look forward to seeing the Hicksville community in or at the parade.  

William Walden

Commander, Hicksville V.F.W.,

2014 Memorial Day Parade Chairman

News

Local veterans groups and residents gathered at Hicksville Middle School Veterans Memorial Park recently to honor brave servicemen and woman, past and present. William M. Gouse Jr. Post 3211 hosted Hicksville’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11.

The ceremonies began with the pledge and national anthem sung by Hicksville High School student Cassie Pursoo, accompanied by trumpeter Conner Hoelzer. Monsignor Thomas Costa from Our Lady of Church in Hicksville gave the invocation.

On Nov. 10, a dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of a beautiful new two-story house in Hicksville. However, while new dwellings are an ordinary occurrence on Long Island, this one was unique and special in a way that very few are.

The house at 77 Thorman Ave. was built in memory of Navy Lieutenant and posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Michael P. Murphy, a Long Island native who tragically died in combat while serving in Afghanistan in 2005. However, this house represents more than just the dedicated service of a man to his country; it represents the beginning of a new life full of hope for a brother-in-arms and his family as well.


Sports

Football was Mike Torrellas’ heart and soul. He also liked a good Turkey Bowl.  

Unfortunately, the Hicksville Crusaders co-founder wasn’t able to witness the program’s inaugural event, which took place Saturday, Nov. 8.

Torrellas passed away suddenly last December due to a blood clot, but the spirit and drive of the man who wore the number 53 and tragically passed at that age still surrounds the Crusaders football program.

The Long Island Fight for Charity will be hosting its 11th annual Charity Boxing Event on Nov. 24 at the Hilton in Melville. Among the 20 volunteers putting up their fists for funds will be Hicksville business owner Mell Goldman, who will be fighting under the nickname “The Kid.”  

Goldman is the President of All Boro Cleaning Services. He stated that he was enticed at the opportunity and wanted to contribute to charity.


Calendar

Fall Drama Production

November 20-22

Blood Drive

November 24

Christmas Holiday Fair

November 24



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