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Veterans Day 2012: Port Chester Remembers Those Who Made Supreme Sacrifice

Plaques honoring Port Chester residents re-dedicated after effort to renovate monuments at Lyon Park.

Port Chester paid a Veterans Day tribute on Sunday to its residents who made the supreme sacrifice, re-dedicating a series of plaques at Lyon Park that have been refurbished in a project organized by a local veteran.

The 11 a.m. ceremony was led by veteran Richard D. Cuddy, who lobbied for the restoration of the plaques and spearheaded the effort. 

The ceremony included:

- The Pledge of Allegiance led by Dan Bologna, WWII Veteran, D-Day Invasion
- Prayer by Fr. Vince Paczkowski, Corpus Christi Church, Port Chester
- Speaker Hank C. Birdsall, commander, VFW Post 1576
- Benediction by Cantor Alexis Sklar, Congregation KTI
- Taps by Anthony Bubbico Jr. 
- At the Vietnam Memorial, God Bless America was sung by Kim Maguire 
and Amazing Grace played on bagpipes by William P. Sullivan Jr., Purple Heart recipient, Vietnam Veteran

Cub Scout Noah Birdsal participated, along with Boy Scouts Clayton Adams, Salvatore Derose, Brian Nieto, Michael Barquet and Christian Corbo.

Aidan November 12, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Tim Buckley - Once I Was http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDvxQNQhRLU Lyrics: Once I was a soldier And I fought on foreign sands for you Once I was a hunter And I brought home fresh meat for you Once I was a lover And I searched behind your eyes for you And soon there'll be another To tell you I was just a lie And sometimes I wonder Just for a while Will you remember me And though you have forgotten All of our rubbish dreams I find myself searching Through the ashes of our ruins For the days when we smiled And the hours that ran wild With the magic of our eyes And the silence of our words And sometimes I wonder Just for a while Will you remember me

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