In Memoriam - Ralph M. Koos

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Ralph M. Koos
January 15, 1928 - February 22, 2018

On Thursday, February 22, 2018, Post member, Ralph M. Koos, reported to Post Everlasting.  Before his wife, Bertha Koos, became ill, you count on Ralph Koos to show up at the Post meetings every 4th monday of the month at our Post.  Ralph and Bertha were a regular couple at our Post functions and parties. Ralph was a devoted husband to his wife Betha Koos and took care of her through her illness.  Bertha Koos passed away 1 day before Ralph Koos reported to Post Everlasting.  They were truly in love with each other.  Ralph was also was an usher at the Cure of Ars Church Roman Catholic Church in Merrick.  On Saturday evenings, at the 5:00 p.m. Mass, you would find Ralph ushering at the church and you could also find Bertha Koos sitting in the pews there also at the church.  Ralph will be missed!!!

Merrick Post No. 1282, American Legion, members will be holding their solemn ceremony for Post Member, Ralph Koos, they are going to meet at N. F. Walker's Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. for a 7:00 p.m. American Legion ceremony.  N. F. Walker's Funeral Home is located at 2039 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, New York.  For more information call the Post phone at 516-521-6989 or the Funeral Home at 516-378-0303.

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Merrick Post No. 1282, American Legion
Mail-in 2018 Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony Participation Form

Dear Merokians,

We again will have the privilege to host the Merrick’s Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, May 28, 2018. We wish to invite You, Your Church, School, Club and Organization to participate with us in the Parade and/or Ceremony.

Marchers will gather at 8:45 a.m. that day on Veterans (Broadcast) Plaza, between Merrick and Brooklyn Avenues. The Parade will start at 9:30 a.m. and proceed North on Merrick Avenue to our Veterans Monument at Lee Avenue, where we will conduct our ceremony.

The parade and ceremony will be held rain or shine!!!

Please click the pdf icon to obtain your mail-in parade participation form and follow the instructions on the mail-in form.

We ask the you favor us with a reply by May 14, 2018. Thank you.

Mail-in Parade Participation Form 2018
Mail-in Parade Participation Form 2018

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Four Chaplains Ceremony 2018

The Four Chaplains Ceremony for 2018 will take place at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Malverne. Our Lady of Lourdes is located at 65 Wright Avenue, Malverne New York 11565. Phone #: 516-599-1269. It will be the first Sunday in February, which is the 4th. You have to be there at 1:30 pm. The ceremony starts at 2:00 pm.

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"Information on Merrick's Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony 2018"

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Merrick Post No. 1282, American Legion, again will host the Merrick’s Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, May 28, 2018. Post Members and Veterans are asked to form at Merrick Avenue and Veterans (Broadcast) Plaza at 8:45 a.m. We shall start the parade at 9:30 a.m. and plan to start the ceremony at the Merrick’s Veteran Memorial Park at about 10:45 a.m. We will have cars for those who cannot march. Invites to parade participants have been sent out to Merricks Churches, Synagogues, Schools, Clubs, Organizations, Fire Departments and Politicians.

The parade and ceremony will be held rain or shine!!!

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