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Assemblyman Ed Braunstein with Victoria Townes, recreation assistant at the St. Albans Community Living Center, and James Remias, a veteran of the Vietnam War.
The assemblyman honored veterans recently for Valentine’s Day, collecting cards and gifts to distribute in St. Albans.
Members of the Edward R. Miller VFW Post #7336 and their auxiliaries recently held their annual “60s Love Fest at American Legion Post 1815 in Glendale.
More than 80 people attended, including members of Post 1815, Frank Kowalinski Post #4 in Maspeth, Haspel Stabb VFW Post 551 in Middle Village, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter #118.
Since December we have had snowstorms, which have gotten more severe. It seems more like Juneau, Alaska than New York City. It has been frigid cold with snow and ice. This weather has really been hard on everyone of all ages, the old and the young suffering the most. The ice is especially dangerous. So, please be careful walking and if there are any problem areas on Jamaica Avenue, please call our Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation office at (718) 805-0202 and we will address the location.
As all Woodhavenites we have to keep on getting down to Jamaica Avenue. In spite of the continued bad weather, the stores are open. If you can’t get to our Avenue, there are many restaurants and businesses that deliver.
The United States was a very different place 50 years ago. Phones had cords, televisions had just a handful of channels, a computer was the size of a room and the Winter Olympics, which had just wrapped up in Austria, had 34 events, a fraction of the number underway in Russia.
But if there is one thing that hasn’t changed in 50 years, it’s the popularity of four boys from Liverpool, England — John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr — who first exploded on the world scene back then singing nicely about their desire to hold hands with a girl and the Fab Four first stepped foot on American soil right here in Queens.
Protestors wearing masks, singing songs and waving signs stood outside of Rep. Joe Crowley’s (D-Bronx, Queens) office in Jackson Heights, asking him to come out against fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership — a free trade agreement that also would give foreign corporations the ability to sue the United States for unlimited sums in international tribunals.
“Congressman Crowley is one of only two New York Democrats in the House who haven’t spoken out against fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership,” said Adam Weissman of Global Justice for Animals and the Environment. “Fast track renders Congress powerless to amend TPP to ensure that this trade deal won’t empower foreign corporations to attack the laws that protect us in international tribunals, resulting in more fracking, factory farms and contaminated food.”
Major cruise lines market their ships as all-inclusive floating luxury resorts – a winning strategy for many of the nearly 17 million passengers that the Cruise Lines International Association says took a cruise in 2012. However, a growing number of discerning cruisers are also discovering that it’s not necessary to sacrifice intimacy in order to experience adventure and luxury.
A veteran of the Vietnam War who also retired from the MTA and was an auxilary police officer, Cohen was a regular at press conference and public events in the borough, where he would take photos and converse with other photographers, reporters and officials. He was known for telling people his job “didn’t feel like work.”
Cohen spent more than a decade taking photos for the Queens Tribune and Press of Southeast Queens newspapers, and his photos would regularly grace the covers of both papers.
Sgt. DiStefano-Buonpastore with his uncle, Anthony, a Vietnam veteran and triple amputee.
Since the United States began its global war on terror more than a decade ago, hundreds of thousands of soldiers have gone overseas — to Afghanistan, Iraq and other places — to fight and protect this nation and its ideals.
Like the millions who went before them, to places like Europe, Africa, the Pacific, Korea, Vietnam and Kuwait, they served long tours far from home and in precarious situations that require a level of bravery and courage many people can only admire.
Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio today announced his appointment of William J. Bratton to serve as New York City’s next Police Commissioner.
In selecting Bratton to lead the New York Police Department, de Blasio emphasized his commitment to proactive policing to protect New Yorkers, while simultaneously respecting their civil liberties.
Oh say, does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave over Rego Park?
The Family Fruit Farm grocery store at 94-01 63 Drive had featured the flags of 22 different countries flying above its awning, but not until recently have two American flags joined the row of nations.
Five area veterans were honored last week for their military service by state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside).
The men received state resolutions during a ceremony and celebration in the senator’s Bayside office.
(NAPSI)—The family entertainment network INSP has expanded its commitment to veterans by partnering with the congressionally chartered United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration and by providing the network’s video, entitled “Thank You For Your Service,” an homage to Vietnam Veterans.
The official United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration flag and certificate is presented to INSP Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David Cerullo by Lieutenant General Claude “Mick” Kicklighter. (NAPS)
Vietnam veteran Alfred Gatt, riding shotgun, is joined by his parents-in-law, World War II veteran Casper Inzerillo and his wife, Ann, and Gatt’s wife, Patricia Gatt, a Queens Chronicle account executive, and Fred Jost of the Knights of Columbus, who also served in the ’Nam
Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, a day to honor all who served this great country of ours. Americans really should take pause on that day to honor our brave fighting men and women. Over 237 years many have fought to defend those freedoms we hold most dear. I myself served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era and am proud to have done so.
We need to remember all those who gave their lives and the many who lost limbs, hearing and sight. These veterans who served our country did so with pride and devotion to duty so that we might have those freedoms we enjoy today.
We salute our brave men and women who are now serving in Afghanistan and who have served in Iraq as well as other parts of the world. Those who have served have done so at great personal sacrifice, leaving family, friends and jobs behind to serve the greater good.
I hope and pray this Veterans Day that many will be flying the flag of our great nation in their honor. Let me also ask all who read this letter to call a veteran you might know and say thank you for a job well done. May God bless these brave Americans and may God bless America on this day we call Veterans Day.
Flags of 22 different nations fly on the awning of the Family Food Farm grocery store at 94-01 63 Dr. in Rego Park. Old Glory is not one of them.
And that is something Vietnam War veteran George Gardner, 66, of Rego Park finds “ridiculous” — though many passersby and even store employees have never even noticed the lack of the Stars and Stripes.
With the government shutdown having ended after more than two weeks of nonstop finger-pointing from both sides of the aisle in DC, let us not forget those who have served this country for ideals they believe in — and the effect that this mess made on their livelihoods in such a short amount of time.
And of course it could all happen again in January, when the deal reached by the president and Congress expires.
Theater Time Productions, “A Murder is Announced,” Colonial Church of Bayside, 54-02 217 St., Sept. 20, 21, 27, 28 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 28 & 29 at 3 p.m., $16, $14 seniors and students. Sept. 20: dessert after party. Reservations recommended. Contact: (347) 358-8102, theatretime.org.
The playing of “Taps” by a Vietnam veteran.
A C-123 military plane led to some confusion and concern Saturday morning when it flew over southern Queens.
The twin-engine propeller plane, a U.S. military staple during the Vietnam War, flew at around 5,000 feet over JFK Airport, Howard Beach and Ozone Park at around 9:45 a.m. Saturday. The dull buzz of the plane’s engines sent eyes skyward, leaving some residents to wonder what was going on.
The American Day Parade Committee, founded by Ed Walter to honor those who were killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, held its annual ceremony in remembrance of the victims on Sunday at the 9/11 memorial in Glendale.
Clockwise from the top, an attendee places at the memorial one of the 42 roses honoring area residents who were killed that day; Committee Assistant Chairman Harold Mecabe speaks to attendees; Peter Maxham of Boy Scout Troop 427 serves in the Color Guard; Trish VanWart sings “God Bless America”; the monument’s 42 flags for the victims from Glendale, Middle Village, Ridgewood and Woodhaven; three religious leaders after the ceremony: Dr. David Benke, president of the Atlantic District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the Rev. John Fullum, vicar of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, and Rabbi Joel Zdanowitz of the Forest Park Jewish Center; and the playing of “Taps” by a Vietnam veteran.
The opinions of Queens’ federal lawmakers on whether the United States should launch an attack on Syria in response to its government’s apparent use of chemical weapons against civilians run the gamut.
Some support the action, at least one is opposed, at least one admits he is undecided and several of the others issued varying statements before President Obama announced that he would seek congressional authorization for military action last Friday.
The United States should not rashly attack Syria over its government’s apparent use of chemical weapons, and President Obama should ask Congress to approve any strike on the country before launching one, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) said in a statement issued Friday.
Maloney’s statement appears to be the first released by any of Queens’ federal representatives on the possibility of the United States launching air strikes against Syria.
The Greater Ridgewood Historical Society and the Allied Veterans Committee hosted an event commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War cease-fire on July 27.
“They call this the “Forgotten War” because it was right after World War II and right before Vietnam,” keynote speaker and former state Sen. Serphin Maltese said. “But I think it’s time we remember the men who served bravely because many of us were not prepared for battle but we stood up for our country and fought hard.”