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In Memoriam - Dino W. DeGasperi
|Dino W. DeGasperi
|March 4 , 1931 to May 12, 2021|
On Wednesday, May 15, 2021, Post Member, Dino W. DeGasperi, passed away and reported to Post Everlasting. Dino W. DeGasperi was a good man and he was involved with many organizations. Namely, Cure of Ars, Roman Catholic Church and of course, Merrick Post No. 1282, American Legion. He was a valuable asset to our Post and will be greatly missed.
American Legion, Merrick Post No.1282 members, please gather at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at N.F. Walkers funeral home in Merrick, N.Y. for an American Legion solemn ceremony at 7:00 p.m. for Post member Dino W. Degasperi.
Merrick Post No. 1282, American Legion members, please gather, in full dress, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cure of Ars, Roman Catholic Church for an 11:00 a.m. Funeral Mass for Post Member Dino W. DeGasperi, on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.
Captain James Ahn Memorial Scholarship
This is an annual scholarship that sponsors a student who served in the U.S. Army Special Forces and is now a full time student. The award is for $1000. It is named in honor of Captain James Ahn who died in a tragic parachuting accident while with his unit in Washington State in 2015. Here is the following link: Captain James Ahn Memorial Scholarship
Philip L. Williams Memorial Scholarship 2021
|Philip L. Williams|
Merrick Post No. 1282 will be awarding a Philip L. Williams Memorial Scholarship to a deserving Bellmore/Merrick high school senior who best exemplifies the qualities of Philip L. Williams.
Phil's core values were focused on Strong Morals: Patriotism, Family Values, Community Service and a strong Work Ethic. Phil was an inspiration because he took every opportunity to exhibit and incorporate these morals in his life. He made a difference to his fellow veterans, his co-workers, as well as his family and friends by reminding us to integrate these beliefs into everyday life.
"Information on Merrick's Memorial Day Ceremony 2021"
Merrick Post No. 1282, American Legion, will host the Merrick's Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 31, 2021. Post members and Auxiliary members will meet at the Merrick's Veteran Memoial Park at 10:00 a.m. for a 10:30 a.m. ceremony. Covid-19 restrictions will apply, please bring your own chair at this event.
The parade and ceremony will be held rain or shine!!!
Post staff member, Richard M. Ambrosino, will chair this event.
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