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In Memoriam - Robert Tom Riordan
|Robert Tom Rordan|
|July 20, 1930 - April 19, 2013|
On April 19 2012, Past Nassau County Commander, Past Post Commander, Post Adjutant and above all our friend, Robert Tom Riordan, passed away due to cancer. He was 82 years old. Robert Tom Riordan was one of the driving forces behind Merrick Post No. 1282, American Legion, activities and events. If you had a project or idea you wanted to do with the Post, Tom Riordan was one of the guys you would seek to get your project or idea going. He headed up many of the projects, events and activities at the Post, and he recruited a great deal of members for the Post. He was a tireless promoter of the Merrick Post No. 1282, American Legion and sought to make this organization better. Our condolences go out to his wife, Marge Riordan, his children and grand children. He will be missed.
In Memoriam - Faye E. Ambrosino
|Faye E. Ambrosino|
|March 2, 1932 - March 14, 2013|
On March 14, 2013, Auxiliary Member, Faye E. Ambrosino passed away due to number of medical issues. Faye was a devoted wife, mother of three children and a friend to many people. Faye had many nieces and nephews. She was 81 years old. She will be sorely missed.
The following writings are from the American Legion Auxiliary Merrick Unit 1282 members concerning Faye E. Ambrosino.
Boys State Leadership Program 2016
Boys State is a leadership action program where qualified male high school juniors take part in a practical government course designed to develop in them a working knowledge of the structure of government.
The qualified student must be in the top 50 percent of his class, be of moral character, a leader and in good health. These student candidates should be involved in physical training and organized sports along with their studies of and visits to various offices of state government.
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