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Photos: 2012 Veterans Day Ceremony at Four Corners

Annual tradition held on Veterans Day.

Supporters gathered with veterans at the Four Corners of Patchogue Village on Sunday morning to honor past and present military members.

In a speech to the crowd, Mayor Paul Pontieri thanked the veterans for their service to their country and their continued dedication to their community.

"To all of you that are veterans - first you were a citizen, then you were an enlisted man or woman, then you were a soldier and finally a veteran," Pontieri said. "But along that road to becoming a veteran, you all had one thing in common no matter the branch, you all had a strong desire to live and you took the form of having a readiness to die for the freedoms that all of us are enjoying today."

The ceremony was dedicated in honor of veteran Jimmy Belmonte who recently passed.

Paul J. Graniello November 12, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Thanks to Patchouge Fire Dept., Saxton Middle School Band, Sentor Lee Zeldin, Councilan Tim Mazzei, Patchouge Mayor Paul Poniteri and all that attended the Veterans Day Ceremony from Patchogue UVO (United Veterans Organiztion -Patchogue AMVETS Post 111, VFW Post 269, and American Legion Post 2913)
joseph c. cannella, jr December 27, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Jimmy had a good heart and great talents when it came to woodworking! You will be missed by all who knew him. (Cousin) joseph C. Cannella, Jr, Old Hickory, TN).,

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