It is our sad duty to report our comrade, Michael Tisdell, has passed. Legionnaires gathered at Wagner’s Funeral Home on Monday, July 12 for a Memorial Service for Michael Tisdell.
Post 421 Commander Greg Bennett and Post Chaplain Herbert Grimmer led the American Legion Memorial Service. Other Legionnaires in attendance were Past County Commander Richard Hockbrueckner, Past Post Commanders Charlie Rockwood and John Mauro along with John Geier, Pete Johnson, Chester Lech, Ben Klimkowski, Lloyd Harmon, Harold Deegan, Richard Grand, Michael Grella, Fred Hoehing and others.
Hicksville Legionnaires extended an Independence Day greeting to the community. Early on the morning of the Fourth of July, Legionnaires decorated downtown Broadway with “Old Glory.” The U.S. flags were placed in holders on every parking meter, a proud tradition of the Charles Wagner Post. During the early evening Legionnaires took down the flags.
Summer vacation, that special time of year for all children, is upon us and members of the local community still have the chance to make it memorable for a child from New York City! Thanks to the many families in Nassau County and throughout 13 Northeastern states and Canada, more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income neighborhoods have enjoyed free summer experiences in suburban and small town communities through The Fresh Air Fund. The Fund is currently seeking more families to give inner-city children a two-week experience this summer. By volunteering as a host family for the Friendly Town program, a child can have a break from the heat and noise of the crowded city streets.
“Being able to run around and be outside is a freeing experience for her,” says one of our Fresh Air hosts about her Fresh Air child. “I still enjoy watching her face as she takes joys in the simple things, like roasting a marshmallow or jumping into the lake.” Please read about the special experiences of other Fresh Air children and hosts by visiting our website, www.freshair.org, which includes photos, stories, videos and other helpful information.
There are no financial requirements for hosting a Fresh Air child. First-time visitors are six to 12 years old, and reinvited youngsters may participate in the Friendly Town program through age 18.
To learn more about hosting a Fresh Air child this summer, please contact Risa Procton at 516-674-2023, or call The Fresh Air Fund at 800-367-0003 or check out www.freshair.org.
Executive Director, Fresh Air Fund
(This letter was sent to President Barack Obama by the New York chapter of the National Association of Jewish Legislators President Charles Lavine, NYS Assemblyman, 13th A.D. and to Anton Community Newspapers.)
Dear President Obama:
The New York chapter of the National Association of Jewish Legislators urges you to remain resolute in American support of Israel, which continues to be our staunch ally.
The members and auxiliary of Charles Wagner Post 421 extend our best wishes to Victoria Caruso-Davis for a job well done as editor of the Hicksville Illustrated News. Thank you so much for publishing our column “Legionnaires Log.” You are a true friend of Hicksville’s veterans, our community and our troops. We wish Victoria “smooth sailing” and Godspeed in her new career and endeavors.
I would like to introduce myself. My name is Cory Twibell and I am the new editor of the Hicksville Illustrated News.
As I embark on this new relationship with the community, I find myself in a similar situation as the one former editor Victoria Caruso-Davis reflected upon in her remarks last week on becoming editor of the paper.
I am certain, however, that in due time, I will be immersed in all that Hicksville has to offer and look forward to forming many quality relationships with members of the community. I’m not a stranger to Hicksville – I have written for the paper and also could very well have eaten a burrito next to you at Chipotle.
I am aware that the shoes I’m filling are quite enormous, but I will do my best to maintain the standards of a thorough, objective and informative newspaper each week.
Farewell good friend of Hicksville. It really doesn’t feel like eight years have gone by since we first saw your name listed as editor of the Hicksville Illustrated News. As you can imagine, we didn’t know what to expect but were very pleasantly surprised to find not only an ace journalist but also a caring friend. We have watched you mature over the years and looked forward every Friday for your topical articles involving the community of Hicksville.
In February 2002 I went to print with my first issue of the Hicksville Illustrated News. I remember sitting at my desk and wondering how I was going to cover a community I knew hardly anything about.
Now, I sit here trying to figure out how to say goodbye to that same community I came to know and love as if it were my own. After eight and a half years of serving as your editor this is my final issue.
New York State Senators Kemp Hannon and Carl Marcellino are partnering with the Nassau County Police Department to help residents safely dispose of expired or unused medications.
The “Shed the Meds” program will take place Saturday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to noon in front of the Bethpage Fire Department, 225 Broadway. Residents can drop off any medication that has expired or no longer needed and it will be collected and safely disposed of by officers from the police department.
Since 1919 Hicksville American Legion Post 421 has paused on Memorial Day to remember our fallen war heroes. On Sunday, May 30 we will form up at 8:30 a.m. with our comrades from the United Veterans of Hicksville at Plainlawn Cemetery on Old Country Road for a Memorial Day service. After that, legionnaires and auxiliary members will proceed to Charles Wagner’s gravesite in Westbury for a memorial service. We will also pause at the gravesite of our comrade Neil McInnis that is nearby. Then on Sunday we join our comrades again for the Annual Hicksville Memorial Day Parade and Service. Formation is at 8 a.m. in Sears parking lot. After the parade the annual Memorial Day Service will be at the Hicksville Middle School War Memorials.
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