Glen Cove joined together on Saturday to remember those who have served their country in times of war and to recognize Roger Weldon as the guest of honor.
Weldon, a life-long Glen Cove resident, joined the U.S. Navy in 1950 and completed his service in 1954 as a 2nd Class Petty Officer Engineman. He is the father of three daughters and grandfather of nine. Weldon is a retired Glen Cove Police officer, an active member of the Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department and served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve from 1972 to 1992. Weldon also worked for LILCO and for Buckner Brothers and is a member of the Howard A. Van Wagner Post 962 American Legion.
“This honor is not about me,” Weldon said. “It is about the men and women who served their country and never came home.”
Veteran residents of The Regency at Glen Cove were also acknowledged in a special ceremony and given certificates from Mayor Reggie Spinello. “We appreciate all their service and to have them apart of our Regency family,” said Beth Evans, the Regency’s director.
The group was also treated to an enthusiastic rendition of “God Bless America,” sung by veteran Daniel “Bud” Hohenrath.