Friday, 08 June 2012 00:00
On Memorial Day this year, about 9 a.m. until the parade stepped off at 10 a.m. on the corner of Plandome Road and Plandome Court in Plandome Heights, caring neighbors opened their back yard, side yard, side porch and their back patio to host an open house for any and all marchers that would be in the parade, for coffee, bagels, juice, water and other goodies.
These good people have been doing this for many years each Memorial Day, just because as Paul said to me, “I wasn’t in the service of our country but I just wanted to thank those that were.”
Mary Jane and Paul Whalen are truly good neighbors and citizens. For all those that partook of their hospitality, I thank them.
American Legion Post #304 member, Arthur Wright