Mamaroneck's Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1156 held a Memorial Day ceremony today in their basement hall in the Weaver Street Firehouse. Due to rain, the ceremony was moved from Tompkins Park to the firehouse location.
Around 20 people were present at the short ceremony at the VFW's basement meeting hall, including local politicians from Mamaroneck and Larchmont. The memorial was led by Burt Corwin, the commander of the VFW post. He spoke in honor of friends and loved ones that lost their lives at war and stressed the importance of helping those that are returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.
Speeches were few and short, and all sought to honor and remember soldiers' work and thank the members of the VFW for their commitment to the community and their charity work.
“This country was founded on the work of volunteers, and we should remember them and their sacrifice,” said Mamaroneck Village Mayor Norman Rosenblum.
Afterwards, all settled into chairs and booths in the plaque-lined basement for breakfast and presentations courtesy of the VFW.