On May 25, Mayor Allan M. Dorman, Village of Islandia, joined local war veterans and elected officials in its annual Memorial Day ceremony, in which those in attendance remembered all who died while in service to this country.
Tom Brauner, Chaplain, Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144, delivered the invocation. Afterwards, Mayor Dorman, a former U.S. Marine and a Vietnam War veteran, acknowledged the veterans’ groups in attendance and asked to remember village residents who served and have since passed away. The ceremony concluded with local elected officials joining veterans and village officials in placing ceremonial wreaths on the memorial.
During the ceremony, members of VFW Post #12144 presented Mayor Dorman with a plaque in appreciation of what he has done for its members, including the establishment of a new VFW hall across the street from the Veteran’s Memorial.