Thursday, 22 May 2014 00:00
While Memorial Day has come to mark the unofficial start of summer, the day has a solemn significance. It is the day when we as a community pay tribute and honor to the 56 young men from New Hyde Park that have given their lives in defense of our country.
Many of these young men were just out of our high schools. They never had the chance to return to New Hyde Park to enjoy the American Dream they fought to give us. Once we as a community let the sacrifice and memory of these young lives become lost in our own self-centered pursuits, we will have truly lost our communal spirit.
Please help me to articulate the obligation of every citizen, regardless of their background or national origin to honor, these young men as we all enjoy the fruits of their sacrifice.
Lawrence J. Montreuil
Deputy Mayor, New Hyde Park