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Memorial Day in Northeast Queens

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) participated in a number of parades, ceremonies and observances throughout Northeast Queens over the Memorial Day weekend. Padavan, a retired colonel and 30-year veteran of the United State Army Corp of Engineers said, “We gather together as a community to reflect upon the supreme sacrifices of Americans who have given their lives in the defense of our freedoms. We honor the valiant service, bravery and courage of soliders who have served our great nation.”   Senator Padavan salutes our flag and honors Americans who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our nation at the Whitestone Memorial Day Ceremony following their parade on Monday May 25, 2009.