Post Tagged with: "Memorial Day"

Assembly Member Robert J. Rodriguez, NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito, and NYS Senator Jose Serrano. (NYS Assembly)

Bronx Political Buzz — Another Albany Lawmaker Gets Bronx Dems Nod

Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez Wins Bronx Dems Nod Bronx County Dems led by Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, have given their nod to another Albany lawmaker seeking a vacant Bronx City Council vacancy. East Harlem Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez is looking to replace Council […]

More than 7,000 graves were "flagged" by volunteers at Woodlawn Cemetery. Photo by David Greene

Annual Flagging of Graves Held at Woodlawn Cemetery

by David Greene More than 350 volunteers spent the last two weekends at the Woodlawn Cemetery, placing American flags at the graves of members of the U.S. military in honor of Memorial Day. According to Lynn Radke and Bruce Campbell […]

Memorial Day: Supreme Sacrifices

Memorial Day: Supreme Sacrifices

Monday, May 29 — Today is Memorial Day, looked on as the start of the summer season, and a time for family gatherings and sporting events. But the true meaning of the day is underlined by the continuing sacrifices made by […]

by · May 29, 2017 · Holidays, Profile America
This Memorial Day

This Memorial Day

Mayor de Blasio delivered remarks at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony.

by · May 30, 2016 · Holidays, Military, News
Memorial Day Salute To Our Service Men and Women

Memorial Day Salute To Our Service Men and Women

In 1873, New York was the first state to designate Memorial Day as a legal holiday.

by · May 30, 2016 · Holidays, Military
Profile America: Memorial Day

Profile America: Memorial Day

The first official observance of Memorial Day was on May 30 in 1868.

by · May 30, 2016 · Profile America

Profile America: A Measure of Devotion

On this date 12 years ago, the dedication ceremony for the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. was held.

Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day 2015

by · May 25, 2015 · Bulletin Board
President Obama to Award the Medal of Honor to Bronx WWI Hero

President Obama to Award the Medal of Honor to Bronx WWI Hero

WASHINGTON, DC – On June 2, 2015, President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to Army Sergeant William Shemin and to Army Private Henry Johnson for conspicuous gallantry during World War I. Congressional legislation required the Secretaries of […]

JMC MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE SHOWS THE EXTREME NEEDS OF OUR VETERANS

JMC MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE SHOWS THE EXTREME NEEDS OF OUR VETERANS

At the Joint Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital Community Advisory Board and the JMC Auxilary, Inc. conference the dire needs of our veterans and what is needed to combat their very serious issues.  All of the speakers […]

Kick off Memorial Day At Woodlawn’s Annual Veterans’ Flagging

Kick off Memorial Day At Woodlawn’s Annual Veterans’ Flagging

Annual Memorial Day flagging of veterans’ graves will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 15   Bronx, NY  The Woodlawn Cemetery is hosting an event at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 15 to kick off its annual Memorial […]

The Bronx Honors Veterans on Memorial Day (w/ GALLERY)

The Bronx Honors Veterans on Memorial Day (w/ GALLERY)

All across the Bronx, community members are marking Memorial Day with ceremonies by honoring those who gave their lives in war. At Peace Memorial Plaza, on the corner of Williamsbridge Road and Pelham Parkway, Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj spoke about the meaning […]