Thursday, August 19, 2010

Korean War Memorial and Flagpole Unveiled

Dozens of Howard Beach residents attended a dedication ceremony at Frank Charles Memorial Park on Saturday evening to unveil the new Korean War Memorial honoring those lost from Howard Beach and the long-awaited Community Flag Pole.

The ceremony was conducted by the American Legion Post 1404, the Friends of Charles Park Committee and the National Park Service.

Community activists and residents have anticipated the installation of the both the flagpole and the memorial. In addition to residents on hand, both Sen. Joseph Addabbo and Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer were on hand to present proclamations to the families of those honored at the memorial and to organizers of the project.

The occasion was punctuated by the return from Afghanistan of Sgt. Sean McCabe of the United States Army, from his second tour.

All are encouraged to visit the new memorial at the park located at 165th Avenue and 98th Street.

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