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All veterans hailed for their role in preserving America’s freedom
November 24, 2022 at 2:34 a.m.
Port Chester residents Mary and Chet Edwards, Chet a Vietnam veteran, stand in the foreground at the Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park on Sunday, Nov. 13, while Kim Maguire sings “God Bless America” surrounded by Port Chester, Rye Town and Westchester County officials as well as Rabbi Ben Goldberg of Congregation KTI.
Port Chester veterans Pat Barrese (left) and Dominick Mancuso walk a memorial wreath over to the flagpole monument recognizing local veterans who died during World War II and the Korean War, with a special memorial for the 8 Willow Street Boys who gave their lives in WWII.
American Legion Firing Squad members, from left, Kenny Neilson, William Sullivan, Jr., Tommy Giorgi, Richard Cuddy and Vinny Lyons fire shots to honor all veterans while bugler Anthony Bubbico, Jr. of the Port Chester American Legion Band stands at right waiting to play Taps in memory of those veterans who have died.
Rye Town Clerk Hope Vespia remembers veteran Bill Chiappetta, a member of the Port Chester American Legion who organized the Veterans Day ceremony and Memorial Day ceremonies and parade for the past decade and died Oct. 1. “I know he is looking down on us,” she said.
Quintard Drive resident Kenneth Sunderland, a U.S. Navy veteran during the Cuban missile crisis, attended the Nov. 13 ceremony.