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HICKSVILLE VIETNAM WAR ERA MEMORIAL - PROJECT UPDATE
One new donor in June in the amount of $200, brings our donation total to $34,913. Also, 6 new names were added to the Confirmed List of Names, bringing our total to 1,928! In addition, missing data for a number of names was again added to the current list.
If you have yet to donate, or have missing data you can help us with, it's not too late! Please see our June Update in the Honoring Our Veterans tab of this newsletter for details.
Our Project was well represented at Dr. Carl Bonuso's retirement as Hicksville Schools Superintendant, with Bill Walden and other officers from the Hicksville VFW Post in attendance. They presented Dr. Bonuso with a Certificate of Appreciation for his dedication to Hicksville's children and Veterans. Bill also gave Marianne Litzman, the former Asst. Superintendant, who is replacing Dr. Bonuso as Superintendant, a Project Update and she is looking forward to seeing it completed. Please see the 3 pictures below, taken at Dr. Bonuso's Retirement Ceremony.
We hope everyone enjoys a fun 4th of July Holiday, celebrating the birth of our Great Nation and the many freedoms we enjoy that have been well protected over its many years by our military Veterans.
As always, should you have any new information to report for either the Confirmed or Unconfirmed Lists of Names, particularly to fill in missing data on the Confirmed List, please email me at email@example.com.
On behalf of the Project Team,
Each month, we profile a former student that has submitted a biographical sketch of their life. This month we have highlighted Carol Snyder Ferguson from the class of 1961. Many of you have not used the opportunity of sharing precious moments with other classmates. It’s not too late to submit a sketch to be included in the Alumni Bio Section (click the link on the left to go to the bios section) of the newsletter. We are including a writeable document that you can fill in on you computer and, after completing the document, forward to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hicksville’s Fire Department is
celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, and on July
14th (Bastille Day) it will be hosting the
Thinking back to those days, I recalled
taking this photo on a summer Sunday, around 1959 or so. From
my back window, I had seen a fire truck at the High School, slowly working
its big ladder. The extended ladder would be brought over to
the cornice of the roof, move back from it, rotate a little, and then move
over to the roof again. This sort of thing continued for some
minutes. By the time I found a camera and walked around the
corner, the ladder was back down on the truck, but I took this picture
This was the only time I noticed activity
like this at the school. It appears that the men perched on the
ladder’s end were comparing notes about something, but what?
The truck is a 1950s-1960s Seagrave (the
chrome siren mounted squarely on the “nose” makes the manufacturer
easy to identify). I recall that at some point after
Cheers, Ron Wencer 1964
There are a lot of
people expressing interest in our reunion and we are getting checks coming
in. Remember, the reunion is on a first come/first served basis. Please
take a moment to think of 2 or 3 people that you would love to see and
send them this message directly or post on your own timeline:
The reunion is being
held on 8/11/2018 at Butterfield's in Hauppague (661 Old Willets Path).
The price is $65 per person in advance and $75 at the door. We
are focusing on graduates from 1972 * 1973 * 1974…but all are welcome.
Nancy Rooney is
collecting the money- so please make your checks out to her and send to
her attention at this address:
Allen Romano 1973