In commemoration of Veterans Day 2019, American Legion Greenlawn Post 1244 will conduct its annual Veterans Day Observance at 11:00 am on Monday, November 11th, at Greenlawn Memorial Park, at the corner of Pulaski Rd. and Broadway in Greenlawn.
The ceremony, which has been conducted annually for many years by the Greenlawn Post, will be attended by many veterans, government officials and members of the public.
This is the only Veterans Day ceremony in the Town of Huntington to take place on the actual date of Veterans Day.
Veterans Day is intended to honor all our military veterans, including the over 18 million living men and women veterans that are still among us.
“Historians have said that Dwight Eisenhower was prouder of being a soldier than he was of being the president. And while relatively few veterans ever reach the rank of general, pride in ones’ military service is a bond shared by nearly all who have served,” said Post Commander Donna Boyle.
“Fewer than 10 percent of Americans can claim the title “veteran.” Far less than 1 percent of our population is currently defending us in the Global War on Terrorism. Veterans have given us freedom, security and the greatest nation on earth.
We must remember and appreciate them,” Boyle said.
The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veteran’s organization. It was formed in Paris on February 16, 1919 by members of the American Expeditionary Force in the aftermath of World War I.