Wreaths across America update
Dear Post members,
If interested in placing wreaths at L.I. National Cemetery in Farmingdale, you must sign up online as a volunteer.
Go to this link: https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/ - Scroll down to Volunteer and click on the button. Check the radio button, The Name of Cemetery and enter "Long Island National Cemetery". Then follow the directions on what day you will be there to lay the wreaths at the Cemetery.
There will be a staging area at AdventureLand parking lots on Rt. 110. You may take as many boxes of wreaths as you want or fits in your vehicle. Then proceed to cemetery.
The dates are : December 16th, December 17th and December 18th from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (See information online)
Any wreaths leftover will be distributed on December 19th.
We need to make this a Covid friendly event. PLEASE WEAR MASKS AND ADHERE TO PROPER SOCIAL DISTANCING.
Thank you to all who are participating.
We will keep you informed of other updates to this event. Thank you.
In Memoriam - Louis G. Saraceni
|Louis G. Saraceni
|March 2, 1941 to November 30, 2020|
On Monday, November 30, 2020, Post Member, Louis G. Saraceni, passed away and reported to Post Everlasting. Louis G. Saraceni was a good man and hard worker throughout his life. He was an active member of our Post and help us with many projects at the Post. He was a fair and honest man. He will be sorely missed.
American Legion members please gather at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at N.F. Walkers funeral home in Merrick, N.Y. for an American Legion solemn ceremony at 7:00 p.m. for Post member Louis G. Saraceni.
For Church at Cure of Ars, American Legion members gather at 10:30 a.m. for an 11:00 a.m. Funeral Mass on Friday, December 4, 2020.
The following is information from N.F. Walker Funeral Home:
Obituary of Louis G. Saraceni
Louis G. Saraceni, of Merrick passed on November 30, 2020. A proud US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a Foreman for Perez Interboro Inc. of Queens NY.
Beloved husband of Mattia Saraceni. Devoted father of Anthony Saraceni (Joanne) and Sal Saraceni (Maria) . Dear brother of Giovanna Saraceni. Loving Grandfather of Louis, Dominic, Nicole and Gabrielle.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11:00 am on Friday, December 4 at Cure Of Ars R. C. Church, 2323 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, NY Interment with Military Honors at St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village NY.
Visiting will be Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 3PM - 5PM &7PM - 9PM at N. F. Walker Funeral Home 2039 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, NY.
American Legion Services Thursday 7PM
See the following link:
Veterans Winter Stand Down 2020
This event will take place Tuesday, November 24, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
This event is located at the Freeport Armory, 63 Babylon Turnpike, Freeport, New York.
Veterans Day Ceremony 2020
Merrick Post No. 1282, American Legion is planning to have their Veterans Day ceremony on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at the Merrick's Veteran Memorial Park starting at 10:30 a.m. Post and Auxiliary members should gather at the Merrick Veteran Memorial Park at 10:00 a.m. Merrick's Veteran Memorial Park is located at the corner of Merrick Avenue and Lee Avenue, which is across the street from the Camp Avenue Elementary School. Face mask and social distancing is required at this event. If you need a chair, please bring your own at this event. Thank you.
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