George Alexander, Jr.
Award: Honoring Our Veterans
George Alexander, Jr. was born on June 18, 1920, and raised in Palatka, Florida. After serving his country in the United States Navy, he was honorably discharged in 1945. Mr. Alexander devoted much of his time and talents to the New York City Department of Sanitation, where he ultimately retired as a supervisor after twenty-eight years of dedicated service.
Mr. Alexander was most proud of his marriage to his lovely wife, Lorrain Alexander on June 25, 1960. They were married for fifty-two years before Mrs. Alexander passed away on October 26, 2012. Their pride and joy was their child, Denise Renee.
A member of the American Legion Post No. 398 since 1959, Mr. Alexander dedicated his life to his community, where he held many offices and titles, including New York County Vice Commander, New York County Department Commander and Team Leader of Boys State (a community project sponsored by American Legion). In addition, Mr. Alexander was named an honorary Emeritus Commander of the American Legion Post No. 398 in September 2004.
Mr. Alexander leaves behind three children: Denise, Calvin and Geraldine, as well as seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, family members and many friends.