American Legion Merrick Post 1282 with the Long Island Council on Alcohol & Drug Dependency is sponsoring a "Free" Narcan class on June 16, 2016, if you are interested in this class please download document below and fill out by June 10, 2016.
The Design of the Veterans Monument
by Robert E. Dishman (USMC 1966-1968)
Wanting a Veterans Monument that would represent ALL VETERANS, PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE; that would represent the ARMY, the NAVY, the MARINE CORPS, the AIR FORCE, the COAST GUARD and the MERCHANT MARINE, and that would represent service during times of PEACE and times of WAR; was quite a challenge.
Our monument has two faces - one facing West towards Merrick Avenue and the other facing East towards Little Whaleneck Road. The center and base stones are Jet-Black granite which came from Africa. The tow side stones or "wings" are Mahogany granite which was mined in North Dakota (Symbolic of the wars fought at home and on foreign soil).
Author of the poem BUT YOU DIDN'T
Stan Gebhardt grew-up in rural Ohio near Bucyrus (which is known as the "Bratwurst Capital of the World"). He attended Ohio State University, majoring in Agricultural Engineering.
Upon returning home from college in the late 1970's he was self-employed as a farmer and as an auctioneer. This career path lasted until 1983 when he joined the Prudential Live Insurance Company. He served as a District Manager in Columbus, Ohio until founding Compu Quest, a computer education for children franchiser.
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