It was a beautiful evening with many showing their patriotism, including the Franklin K. Lane H.S. ROTC, American Legion Veterans Post 118, Assemblyman Mike Miller, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, and Paul Rudolph, Jr. of Walker Funeral Home, who served as master of ceremonies.
As WBID/GWDC staff distributed American flags and American flag pins, all spoke of a free America and those in the armed forces who have paid for our freedom with their blood and their lives, for freedom is not free.
This is so evident with the current world events that target America and its citizens because of this freedom.
A wreath was placed at the base of the WWII Memorial, and the ceremony ended with the singing of "God Bless America."
The dreaded proposed increase in our water rates has been cancelled. The city heard our voices.
The new Excelsior Scholarship, which provides free college tuition to middle-income families, can be applied for as of June 7.
As for the QueensWay, Rego Park wants it and Woodhaven does not want or need it. I suggest they clean up the railway and have the QueensWay go into Forest Park before reaching Woodhaven. This way we can both get what we want.
On June 15 at 6 p.m., Mad Scientist will present Big Top Science at Buddy Monument on Park Lane South.
Finally, our hearts go out to our friends in Great Britain that were victimized again by the cowardly actions of terrorists. May they stay strong.
May God bless our armed forces, may God bless our disabled veterans, may God bless our leaders, may God bless our NYPD and police officers everywhere, and may God bless our America.