Middle Island, NY - June 1, 2016 - Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker attended Longwood’s Memorial Day services on Monday, May 30th at the beautiful Bartlett Pond Park on Middle Country Road in Middle Island. The service included song and prayer, remarks by local officials, and a wreath ceremony to commemorate the servicemen and women who have sacrificed their lives to protect our freedom.
“I commend the local community for its commitment to memorializing our fallen heroes. We owe so much to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” said Legislator Anker. “Thank you to Gail Lynch-Bailey, the Middle Island Civic Association, the Longwood Alliance, and the Boy Scouts for hosting this peaceful event.”
The event was attended by local veterans, family members, fire department volunteers, school board members, local boy scouts, and governmental officials. The event ended with the unveiling of additional names to the Vietnam War memorial. For more information, please visit the Middle Island Civic Association website.