Hicksville Vietnam War Era Memorial UPDATE – 2/1/20

 

Fund Raising: Two new donors and one repeat donor contributed $175 in January, putting total donations at $39,333.  With the Memorial just about complete, we have roughly $3,700 left after deducting payments made to date.  This does not leave much for a possible enhancement to the Memorial, dedication ceremony expenses and future maintenance. 

So, if you have yet to donate, or wish to make an additional donation, now would be a great time!  You can still become part of the Memorial if you can spare as little as $10 for this worthy cause to recognize your fellow alumni who served our Great Country. We will very much appreciate any amount you can spare.

Remember, all donations are tax deductible.  Just follow the simple instructions below.  Your generosity will be very much appreciated.

Donation checks should be made out to:

Hicksville Vietnam Era Memorial Project

And should be mailed to

Hicksville Vietnam Era Memorial Project
c/o William Walden
245 West 9th Street
Deer Park, NY 11729  

The total number of donors has now reached 211.  All donors (individuals, couples and groups) are listed alphabetically at the end of this update.

 Memorial construction is now complete, except we are considering adding to the height of the Center Stone with a suitable image, depending on its cost vs. the remaining funds we have available.  An option for this has now been agreed upon and we will have a quotation to evaluate soon.

Except for the above consideration, construction was completed in November.  Alumni and other readers can now drop by to see the Memorial; however, as previously announced, we are delaying the Memorial’s Dedication Ceremony until the spring, when the weather will be better for an outdoor event.  An announcement of the date and time of the Dedication Ceremony will be made soon and at least a month in advance of the ceremony.  The announcement will be posted in HixNews, as well as on the two Hicksville Facebook pages, which are: “You Know You’re From Hicksville, NY If” and “The Hicksville High Alumni Foundation”.

Bill Walden has a meeting scheduled with the Superintendant of Hicksville Public Schools on January 29th to discuss usage of the school grounds at the Memorial Garden location for our dedication ceremony.  Points of discussion will include; dates that do not conflict with other school activities at or nearby that location, the need for us to have a permit, along with any need for us to have liability insurance.  We will be able to report on this in the March 1 issue of this newsletter.

FINAL Confirmed List of Names:

Please click on the following link to review the Confirmed List of Names, organized alphabetically by graduating class year and shown as they will appear on the Memorial: Click here

Please note that the list of those killed in action does not appear on the Confirmed List, because the names of those who paid the ultimate price during the Vietnam War, are honored with a separate plaque that contains additional details and is placed on the Memorial’s Center Stone, just below the Memorial’s Dedication Plaque.

Alphabetical List of Current Donors

A heart felt Thank You to all of our donors!!  As noted earlier, 211 donors have enabled us to achieve a donation total of $39,700!!  Following is the list of donors, through January, 2020:

Ackerman, Dr. Helen R.

Andersen, Chris

Anglim, Tim & Barbara

Annucci, Dianne C.

Arroyo, Ann & Frank

Babenzien, Suzon (Cohen)

Backman, Stephan

Bedell, Don & Janice

Beltrani, Frank & Frances

Bemberis, Ivars & Jeannette

Bergholtz, Janet

Berlenbach, Jr., John & Betty

Bernett Family

Best, Theresa & Joseph

Bocchiere, Anthony J., Jr.

Boris, Joan & Joseph

Brigandi, Arleen

Brophy, Donald R.

Brophy, Michael (In Memory)

Budinich, Patricia & Richard

Burke, John & Lois

Calandrillo, Anthony

Callejas, Ruben & Aramilda

Canham, William & Rita

Carey, Daniel, Jr.

Carfora, Joe & Sharon Ann

Carfora, Santo & Jeanne

Casale, Robert

Castagna, Denise & Anthony

Catanzariti, Gregory & Anne

Chiappone, Dolores & Robert

Cheeseman, Robert & Lorraine

Christianson, Donald & Kathryn

Cohen, Dr. Howard

Colasuonno, Steven

Connelly, Linda

Convery, Harold

Corley, Karen

Costello, William & Karren

Cowell, Paul

Cuoco, Gail

Cullen, Michael

Dantuono, Diana & Cousins, Pete

Davis, Cheryl (Proffe) & William

Degnan, Ryan & Karyn

Degnan, Shawn & Robyn

Degnan, Walter & Karen

Dethlefsen, Barbara (Bieniewicz)

Dolan, James & Maryann

Dunne, Patrick & Barbara

Dyckman, Johanna (LoGerfo) & William

Faraone, Ed

Feinsilver, Rhona Appelman

Fernbach, Stephen & Nancy

Fippinger, Gary & Karen

Fischer, Frederick & Barbara

Fishman, Sheila

Foster, Pete

Fox, John & Joan

Frassanito, Elena Marie

Fulco, Philip & Valerie

Fuchs, Michael

Furgiuele, Peter & Martha

Galke, Douglas & Mary

Gallo, Francis & Frances

Gavin, Thomas

Germain, Joseph & Diane

Germain, Michael & Elizabeth

Giaccaglia, Susan

Giannelli, Edward & Angela

Gill, Thomas & Margaret

Gordon, Eve

Gowrie, Karen

Guiliano, John & Barbara

Happel, Neal & Helen

Healey, Laura Marie

Hearon, Charles & Cathie

Hearon, Philip

Hemger, Marguerite & Thomas

Henningsen, Charles & Charla

Herfel, Paul Jr. & Alcira

HFD Hook & Ladder Company 1

HHS Class of 1967

Hicksville Class of 1965 Reunion

Hicksville Fire Department

Hicksville High Fundraiser – 4/15/16 & 4/19 (cash donations)

Hicksville High School Alumni Foundation

Hicksville High School Student Government

Hicksville Veterans Association/VFW

Hicksville Veterans Memorial Committee

Hilton, Patricia & William

Hoffer, Richard & Patricia

Huber, Gene & Jo Ann

Imbrie, Carolyn

Ingino, Joe

Jaworski, Brad

Jones, Robert & Marianne

Katz, Carol

Kaye, Nancy & John

Kennedy, Joe & Mary

Koziuk, Francis & Kathleen (Day)

Krummenacker, Michael

LaFeir, Len & Catherine

Lake, Robert & Robin

Lehmann, Ethel & George L.

Lembke, Arthur & Dorothea

Levitin, Patricia

Levitt, Samuel J. (In Memory of brothers Eugene, WWII & Milton, Korea)

Libert, Elaine M

Lichtenstein, Henry.

Listort, Dennis

Lynn, Sidney

Maas, Brian

Maas, Brian (In Memory of brother Palmer)

Madden, Mark & Barbara

Manelski, Stephen (In Memory of brother Thomas)

Maniec, John

Masciello, Michael

Masone, Robert & Marleen

McCallion, John & Janet

McCormack, Ronald M. (In Memory)

McIsaac, Rev. Robert M. & Margaret

Melody, Michael & Susan

Menghi, Ed & Jo Ann

Milich, Ellen & Joseph

Moos, Sanford & Marta

Morton, Thomas & Francis Neri

Mucchiari, Jean

Muller, Ray & Maryanne

Mullin, Thomas & Wendy

Mulvihill, Thomas

Neely, Judith

Oehler, Robert A.

Olivari, Irene & Lawrence

Olsen, Glen & Maureen

Osborne, Edward A.

Osborne, Richard

O’Shaughnessy, Ellen H.

Ostroski, John & Maureen

Otten, Robert & Leslie

Peluso, Robert J., Jr.

Pfaender, Richard & Lorraine

Phon, Tom & Renee

Pietras, Robert & Victoria

Pizzariella, John & Katherine

Pizzo, Lorraine

Platt, Joe

Pohl, Kenneth & Rosemary

Polanski, Christopher & Barbara

Polit, Robert & Mary Ellen

Plonski, Anthony J., Jr.

Plonski, Anthony J., Jr. (In Memory of brother, Robert)

Probst, Carl

Proia, Mildred

Przybyszewski, Ralph & Barbara

Pugarelli, Frederick

Quinn, Kevin & Kathleen

Recine, Vincent & Mary

Reid, Maureen & George

Rigdon, Alice

Rivoire, Edward & Patricia

Rizzo, Joyce E.

Rocek, Ron

Rossi, Denis

Roth, Doris & Julie

Rothschild, Paula

Rowan, Elke & Donald

Rozos, John

Rozos, Michael & Sharon

Rycar, Judith

Sacks, Darlene

Sandler, Marcia & Howard

Schiavone, Kathleen & Phillip

Schilling, Leona & Cliff

Schlosser, Joseph & Jennifer

Schrimpe, Donna

Schultz, Dale & Dee

Schwamb, Fred & Janet

Schwartz, Fred

Seritage SRC Finance

Sheil, Linda

Shepski, Stan & Linda

Sherburne, William & Marcia

Silbert, Linda & Alvin

Siracusa, Lou

Smith, Stephen & Lenore

Starpoli, Joseph & Janet

Steedman, Thomas & Margaret

Stevens, Paul & Denise

Strafer, Kenneth J.

Talent for Troops

Thomas, Mark & Karen

Thurer, Robert & Shari

Tranchina, John & Carol

Traub, Richard

Uusitalo, Leonard W.

Van Buren, Carolyn (Fischer)

Vines, Kathryn

Volpe-Browne, Dorothea

Walden, William

Wallace, Terence K.

Warshawsky, Peter W.

Wassmer, Donald

Weber, Walter

Weiss, Harvey & Shirley

Williams, Robert

Wink, George W.

Winkel, Fred & Barbara

Winkel, Martin

Woodcheke, Michael & Denise

Woods Realty (Harold Woods)

Zabbia, Luke & Grace

Zeier, Ronald

 

Thank you!!