Soouthwestern Queens residents last Saturday honored those who served in Korea 60 years ago, including this veteran of the war, saluting during the Pledge of Allegiance.
President of the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society Linda Monte shows Commissioner Terrance Holliday, from the Mayor’s Office of Veteran Affairs, the Korean War exhibit on display during the event. The board presented photos and facts about the Korean War.
A Korean War veteran laughs remembering the good times he had in the military.
The Onderdonk House is open every Saturday for picnics, parties, weddings and tours of the old farm.
Korean War and Korean War-era vets pose with the Mayoral Proclamation in honor of the war’s cease-fire.
Riflemen stand near the Onderdonk House as the ceremony goes on. Shots were later fired in honor of the fallen soldiers.
Former state Sen. and Korean War veteran Serphin Maltese was the keynote speaker at the event. He told tales of the cold winters and blistering summers spent during his service in the Marine Corps.
Veterans open the ceremony with a prayer.