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Lynbrook commemorates Veterans Day

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Veterans, residents and elected officials gathered at the Doughboy Memorial behind the Lynbrook Long Island Rail Road station on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, as American Legion Post 335 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2307 hosted their annual ceremony.

The festivities began at 11 a.m., the time when the armistice was signed on Nov. 11, 1918, ending World War I. The Doughboy statue was dedicated in the village on Oct. 12, 1920, and its base lists the names of 15 local resients who were killed in action during the war.

At the ceremony, VFW Commander Pat Nealon, Nassau County Legislator William Gaylor, Lynbrook Mayor Alan Beach and American Legion Commander Bill Marinaccio each said a few words to those gathered. Other attendees included Deputy Mayor Michael Hawxhurst, Trustees Ann Marie Reardon, Hilary Becker and Robert Boccio, as well as Lynbrook Police Chief Brian Paladino and members of the LPD.