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Dignity Vietnam Memorial Arrives in Huntington

Dignity Memorial Arrival

Local fire departments provided a welcome as the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall arrived in Huntington on Tuesday, September 28. Aerial ladder trucks from the Huntington, Huntington Manor, Cold Spring Harbor, and Dix Hills fire departments displayed large American flags from ladder arches spanning Oakwood Road at the entrance to Peter Nelson Park. The wall which was carried in a large tractor-trailer, was escorted by police and about 100 motorcycles from the Patriot Guard Riders, Vietnam Vet Riders, Fire Riders, Leathernecks (Marines) and Crushers (NYPD). The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall is a traveling, three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The replica stands 240 feet long and eight feet high and is inscribed with the names of more than 58,000 Americans who died or are missing in Vietnam. The wall will be on display from Friday, October 1, through Sunday, October 3, at the park which is named in the memory of Peter Nelson, a decorated New York City firefighter and Huntington Manor Fire Chief who was killed while saving others at the World Trade Center on 9/11. Peter Nelson Park is located on Oakwood Road between Jericho Tnpk. and Pulaski Road, Huntington station (next to Stimson Middle School.)

Photos Courtesy of Jim Felton

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2 comments to Dignity Vietnam Memorial Arrives in Huntington

  • I am happy to see the Dignity wall come to Huntington. It is important for us to remember those Armed Service men and women who gave everything for our freedom.

    It is also important to take cae of our veteran’s tht need assistance. There are over 2000 homeless veteran’s on long Island.

    We are holding a Thank you Veteran’s dinner/ benefit art sale to raise funds for homeless veteran’s Oct. 23 2010. Critic’s Coice Caterers will privide a free catered dinner for local area Huntington veteran’s. The time of the dinner is 3pm-6pm. US Congressman Steve Isael willattend the dinner.
    Following the dinner will be an art benefit sale raising funds for homeless Veterans, through the long Island Center For Veteran’s Inc.

  • Sorry for the typos. The Oct 23, event will be held at 400 Park Ave. The Major Len Totora mural memorial(corner of 25A and Park Ave)

    The Dinner will start at 3pm-6pm.
    Followed by an art sale benefit starting at 7pm-10pm, through the Long Island Center For Veteran’s Inc. Please contact organizer Erich Peis The art Benefit is open to the public.

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