Village of Islandia Holds September 11th Memorial Ceremony at First Responders Memorial

Allan M. Dorman (front row, sixth from left), Mayor, Village of Islandia, is joined by village officials, employees and residents, veterans from the Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #12144, and members of the Islandia Public Safety Department at the Village’s 9/11 ceremony on September 11.

On September 11, the Village of Islandia held a special ceremony at the First Responders Memorial in honor of the memories of five local first responders who were killed during the September 11, 2001 attacks: Raymond M. Meisenheimer, Peter Brennan, John P. Napolitano. Glen K. Pettit and William J. Mahoney, Jr. This event commemorated the 22nd anniversary of the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

Mayor Dorman was joined by village elected officials, employees and residents and members of the Col Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144 in remembering those who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks.

Mayor Dorman Honors Those Who Sacrificed Their Lives at Wreath Laying Ceremony

Allan M. Dorman (center), Mayor, Village of Islandia, is joined by village officials, veterans from the Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #12144, members of the Islandia Public Safety Department and the Lakeland and Central Islip Fire Departments at the Memorial Day ceremony on May 27.
On May 27, local war veterans, residents, and members of the Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144 and the Lakeland and Central Islip Fire Departments joined Allan M. Dorman, Mayor, Village of Islandia, for a special Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Triangle. The ceremony honored those who sacrificed their lives for this country.

The ceremony featured a rendition of the national anthem by Kingston Johnson, and an invocation by Tom Brauner, Chaplain, VFW Post #12144. Vincent Dekeris, Commander, VFW Post #12144, addressed the attendees and described what Memorial Day means to him.

There was also a reading of “In Flanders Field” by Denise Schrage, Parks and Recreation Commissioner, Village of Islandia, and “Youngblood” by Mayor Dorman. The ceremony ended with the laying of the wreaths, a 12-gun salute and the playing of “Taps.”

More Than 500 Residents Turn out for Village of Islandia’s Fall Fest

More than 500 Islandia residents came down to the First Responders Recreational Ball Field on October 22 for the Village of Islandia’s Fall Fest. The event featured a DJ, games, food, hayrides, a costume contest, an apple pie eating contest, and pumpkin picking. Members of the Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144 handed out American flags and poppies to those in attendance. Islandia Fire Marshals gave out smoke alarms, presented a K-9 demonstration and showed children how to properly put out a fire. There was also a raffle for a chance to win a 65-inch flatscreen TV.

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Mayor Dorman Honors Those Who Sacrificed Their Lives at Wreath Laying Ceremony

Allan M. Dorman (front row, fourth from right), Mayor, Village of Islandia, poses with members of the Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144, the Korean War Veterans Association, Central Long Island Chapter and the Central Islip Fire Department at a wreath laying ceremony in honor of Memorial Day on May 28.
Allan M. Dorman (front row, fourth from right), Mayor, Village of Islandia, poses with members of the Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144, the Korean War Veterans Association, Central Long Island Chapter and the Central Islip Fire Department at a wreath laying ceremony in honor of Memorial Day on May 28.

On May 28, local elected officials, war veterans, residents and members of the Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144 and the Central Islip Fire Department joined Allan M. Dorman, Mayor, Village of Islandia, for a special Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Triangle. The ceremony honored those who sacrificed their lives for this country.

POSCO Honors Korean War Veterans Association, Department of New York President Sal Scarlato

Sal Scarlato (left), President, Korean War Veterans Association, Department of New York, accepts an award from Han Eui (Henry) Do (right), during a special ceremony at the Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144 in Islandia on October 1.

On October 1, representatives from POSCO, a South Korean steel manufacturer, recognized Sal Scarlato, President, Korean War Veterans Association, Department of New York, at a special ceremony at the Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144 in Islandia. Mr. Scarlato was one of 100 Korean War veterans in the United States who were recognized by the company this year for their contributions to the South Korea’s economy and infrastructure.

Mr. Scarlato was presented with his portrait encased in a personalized stainless steel photo frame. The frame symbolizes POSCO’s “sincere gratitude and respect for Korean War veterans that will never rust,” the company said. Over the years, the company has developed deep ties with the local Korean War Veterans Association.

Founded in 1968, POSCO (Pohang Iron & Steel Co, Ltd) is the world’s leading steel-making company with steelworks in Pohang and Gwangyang, South Korea. The company also operates in 52 countries and employs over 29,000 people worldwide.

Pictured (front row, left to right): Allan M. Dorman, Mayor, Village of Islandia; Sal Scarlato, President, Korean War Veterans Association, Department of New York; Han Eui (Henry) Do, President, POSCO; John Sehejong Ha, 1st Vice President, and Aurelio Romeu, Member, Korean War Veterans Association, Department of New York.
Back row (left to right): Henry Schroeder and Alfred Enannuelo, Members, and William H. Arnaiz, Director, Korean War Veterans Association, Department of New York; Sungho Huh, Consul, POSCO; Alex Mauro, Member and Paul Fitzsimmons, Treasurer, Korean War Veterans, Department of New York.

Village of Islandia Holds September 11th Memorial Ceremony at First Responders Memorial

Commemorates 20 Years Since the Terrorist Attack on America

Mayor Dorman (standing behind podium) addresses those in attendance at the September 11th Memorial Ceremony at the First Responders Memorial on September 10.
Joined by members of the Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144, Mayor Dorman (standing behind podium) addresses those in attendance at the September 11th Memorial Ceremony at the First Responders Memorial on September 10. The village remembered five local first responders who died during the 9/11 attacks.

On September 10, the Village of Islandia held a special ceremony at the First Responders Memorial in honor of the memory of five local first responders who were killed during the September 11, 2001 attacks: Raymond M. Meisenheimer, Peter Brennan, John P. Napolitano. Glen K. Pettit and William J. Mahoney, Jr. This event commemorated the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

Mayor Allan M. Dorman was joined by village elected officials, employees and residents and members of the Col Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144 in remembering those who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks.

The mayor scheduled the ceremony for the 10th to give the residents the opportunity to attend other September 11th memorial ceremonies throughout Long Island the following day.

The First Responders Memorial was unveiled on June 2, 2018. It features five plaques, one for each of the five local residents who lost their lives that day. Mayor Dorman said this ceremony will continue to be held at the Memorial to remember those who perished that day.

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