Memorial Day in Northeast Queens

Frank Padavan

May 26, 2009

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 addresses the crowd at the Queens Village Memorial Day Observance on Monday May 25, 2009.