Monday, May 29, 2017

Rudy Macina Peace Plaza Memorial Day Observance

  As it is every year on Memorial day a remembrance of those who gave their lives in the many wars fought overseas were honored today on Memorial Day. Mr. Silvio Mazzella is now the driving force behind this ceremony along with the remaining veterans from the Morris Park area of the Bronx. 

  As you will see in the photos below there are Headstones to remember the fallen hero's of World War One, World War Two, The Korean War, The Vietnam War, and the Persian Gulf War. A reef was laid upon the tombstones, and several shots were fired in honor of those who did not come back from the wars, those who came back with wounds, and the families of all the soldiers. 

  Mr. Silvio Mazzella read the names of those who have been a part of this ceremony, but have now joined their fellow soldiers who are no longer with us. Ms. Gillian Cannati sang The national Anthem in the beginning, and God Bless America at the end of the ceremony beautifully. State Senator Jeff Klein, Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, and a few others spoke during the ceremony. A wreath was laid on the Tombstones, and then there were three shots by Joseph Ronda of the Star of the Sea, Sea Cadets. 

  Mr. Mazzella thanked everyone who came, and it seemed that on this dark, gloomy, and rainy day there were over 100 people who came to remember the fallen soldiers this Memorial Day at the Rudy Macina Peace Plaza.

Above - Mr. Silvio Mazzella thanks the over 100 people who came to the Rudy Macina Peace Plaza to remember those who have lost their lives while fighting so this ceremony could take place.
Below - Ms. Gillian Cannati sings the National Anthem.

Above - Mr. Mazzella talks a little about Memorial Day and then introduces the elected officials in attendance to say a few words.
Below - State Senator Jeff Klein tells what makes this day special to him.

Above - Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, 
Below - Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj speak of the importance of Memorial Day.

Above - The Memorial Headstones for those who fought in World War One, World War Two, and The Persian Gulf War. The first footstone next to them is in honor of Rudy Macina.
Below - The Memorial Headstones for those who fought in the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Above - A reef is being placed on the flagpole above the five headstones.
Below - The ceremonial Twenty-One Gun Salute by Mr. Ronda is given. 

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